Deputy Charged with Assaulting Ashburn Neighbor
The corrections officer has been placed on administrative leave during the investigation.
A deputy with the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office was charged with “misdemeanor assault and battery and strangle another causing wounding or injury” after a Dec. 27 incident in Ashburn.
Robert B. DeGroot, 29, of Ashburn, has been placed on administrative leave from the LCSO – where the seven-year veteran is assigned to the Corrections and Courts Service Division – during the investigation. According to an LCSO report, the incident involved DeGroot’s friend.
Deputies responded to a home on Bruceton Mills Circle in Ashburn Village after a caller reported disorderly conduct.
The 28-year-old victim met deputies outside the home and told them DeGroot assaulted him while they were doing work on the home, according to the LCSO report. The victim was taken to a hospital where his injuries were treated before he was released.
DeGroot’s law enforcement powers have been suspended during the investigation, and he remains held without bond.
The previous information was supplied by the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office and, where charges were made, does not indicate a conviction. For questions about this article, email email@example.com.