Lavallette, New Jersey police chief charged with assaulting girlfriend

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August 26, 2013 3:51:49 PM PDT
The chief of police for Lavallette, New Jersey has been charged with assault following a domestic incident at his home in Toms River.

Colin Grant, 48, was arrested after the incident on Friday night.

Toms River police say were called to the home on Bay Lea Fairways at 11:45 p.m.

There, police say, they were met by a 40-year-old woman who said Grant had assaulted her during an argument.

Officers on the scene said the woman, who identified herself as Grant's girlfriend, was obviously injured, with redness and a small abrasion to her neck.

Grant was released pending a future court appearance.

Meanwhile, the Ocean County Prosecutor's Office said it will conduct its own investigation.

Grant's employement status was not immediately known. A message and photo from Grant was still visible on the police department's website on Monday afternoon.