Bethany Beach officer charged with suspect assault

Richard Haden

April 26, 2013 12:19:55 PM PDT
A Bethany Beach police officer has been charged with assaulting a suspect in custody.

The Attorney General's office announced Friday that 45-year-old Lt. Richard Haden that was indicted earlier this week and charged with one count of third-degree assault.

Haden surrendered to Capital Police in Georgetown on Monday and was released on $500 bond.

Officials say the incident occurred on March 3 at police headquarters.

A case review is scheduled for May 20.