NEW BERN, NORTH CAROLINA – Recently retired New Bern police officer and commander of the New Bern Young Marines and his wife, a non-sworn member of the police department, were both ordered to jail for up to 48 hours on domestic assault charges.
New Bern police arrested Ernest Flowers, 60, of 3045 Woodland Ave., and his wife, Dawn Nelson-Flowers, 54, of the same address, Tuesday afternoon.
Ernest Flowers was charged with assault on a female and Nelson-Flowers was charged with simple assault. There was no visible physical injury to either of them, according to a Craven County magistrate.
A magistrate found probable cause to issue the warrants.
Flowers was also the New Bern Police Department recruiting officer.
Flowers retired from the Marine Corps at the rank of sergeant major and is a former drill sergeant. Nelson-Flowers is a service technician at the police department.
The two have a first appearance in district court Wednesday.