Bethany Beach officer charged with suspect assault

Friday, April 26, 2013
Richard Haden

Richard Haden

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.

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