Cherokee officer faces domestic violence charges

by May 7, 2015NEWS ka-no-he-da0 comments


The Cherokee Indian Police Department is investigating allegations of domestic violence by one of its own officers. Patrol Sergeant Darryl Duane Martin (aka DD), 43, is a veteran police officer and has been with CIPD for a number of years.

It is alleged by the victim, that Sgt. Martin assaulted a female at his residence located on Acquoni Rd. on Sunday, May 3 at 3am after a night of drinking alcohol.

Sgt. Martin was officially charged in the Cherokee Tribal Court on Wednesday, May 6 with four counts of Domestic Violence. Charges include: Aggravated Sexual Abuse, Assault Inflicting Serious Bodily Injury, Assault on a Female, and Assault by Strangulation, all stemming from the May 3 report.

Sgt. Martin was taken into custody at 4:33pm on May 6 by other CIPD Officers and confined in the Cherokee Indian Police Department Detention Center for a 72-hour hold.

– EBCI Office of Public Safety