If convicted, suspended Linn Creek Police Chief Greg Berry could face up to a year in jail for domestic assault of his wife.

If convicted, suspended Linn Creek Police Chief Greg Berry could face up to a year in jail for domestic assault of his wife. 

Berry was charged with fourth degree domestic assault by the Missouri Attorney General’s office following an investigation by the Missouri Highway Patrol. The charge carries a possible penalty of one year in jail and/or a $2,000 fine.

Berry was  suspended from his position as the chief of police in Linn Creek following the alleged incident at his home in October of last year. He was off-duty at the time. 

According to the probable cause statement, Berry’s wife was taken to Lake Regional Hospital by ambulance the night of the alleged altercation. An officer with the Missouri Highway Patrol was called to the hospital after his wife alleged she had been physically restrained by Berry. An investigation ensued by the Missouri Highway Patrol. 

Information from the victim alleged Berry pushed her into a baby’s crib, grabbed her and handcuffed her. Several fingerprint bruises were observed by the officer on the victim’s arms.

During his interview with officers, Berry admitted there was an incident at his home and he had put his hands on his wife.