- Associated Press - Thursday, April 28, 2016

PASADENA, Md. (AP) - The sheriff of Anne Arundel County who was arrested in a domestic dispute has asked the Anne Arundel County police chief to return the guns that were confiscated from him.

The Capital Gazette (https://bit.ly/1TycKsP ) reports that on April 13, Sheriff Ron Bateman asked Anne Arundel County Police Chief Timothy Altomare for his shotguns so he could go hunting with his son.

The guns were confiscated from Bateman’s home after he was arrested on a second-degree assault charge following a dispute with his wife on April 10.

Bateman made the request via text messages, which were released by the by Anne Arundel County Police Department.

Altomare says he will not return the guns until the case is adjudicated.

Bateman’s attorney, Peter O’Neill, says Bateman is not seeking the return of his weapons until the case is resolved.

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