Charges will not be pursued against deputy

Deputy Kenton Boyd is still the subject of an internal probe, however.

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COLLEGE PLACE -- The city attorney has declined to prosecute a Walla Walla County Sheriff's deputy who was put on administrative leave last month after being arrested on investigation of domestic violence.

According to Sheriff John Turner, College Place City Attorney Charles Phillips declined to prosecute Deputy Kenton Boyd, who was arrested May 21 for investigation of fourth-degree assault in connection with a possible domestic violence incident. Phillips could not be reached for comment by press time today.

The police investigation was handled by the College Place Police Department; county records show Boyd is a resident of College Place.

Turner noted the matter was a criminal probe separate from an internal investigation by the Sheriff's Office.

He said Boyd, who has been on administrative leave and working from home, would move back into the office but be restricted from field duties until the completion of the internal investigation.

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