May 26, 2012
TAUNTON, MASSACHUSETTS – A former Barnstable police officer has been sentenced to six months in prison for taking a 9-year-old boy on a 7 ½-hour drunken car ride to a youth baseball game.
Edmund Scipione pleaded guilty Thursday to drunken driving and child endangerment in connection with the ride last July that ended with the frightened boy jumping from the vehicle in Swansea.
Scipione was a coach on the boy’s baseball team and was driving him to an all-star tournament in Rehoboth.
The Cape Cod Times reported that Scipione, 42, was sentenced to 30 days for drunken driving and five months for child endangerment.
He resigned from the Barnstable police in September.
Scipione apologized in court, saying he was “remorseful, guilt-ridden and ashamed.” He has been receiving treatment.
August 25, 2009
ABBEVILLE, ALABAMA - Henry County Sheriff’s investigators have arrested an Abbeville police officer on a criminal complaint that he choked a 15-year-old boy until he passed out.
The sheriff’s office says 22-year-old Davey Jones turned himself in on Monday.
The boy’s mother signed a warrant charging Jones with misdemeanor reckless endangerment. He was released from custody after he posted a $500 bond.
Sheriff William Maddox says the boy did not require medical attention.
Abbeville Police Chief Mike Jones says Davey Jones was placed on administrative leave without pay.
Headland Police Chief Mark Jones, the father of Davey Jones, says the teenager and others had showed up uninvited to a home where his son occasionally stayed overnight.