Domestic dispute leads to arrest of Newport News policeman

Domestic dispute leads to arrest of Newport News policeman

Credit: Newport News Police Dept.

Christopher Hancock was charged with threats to burn.

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by 13News Now

WVEC.com

Posted on April 9, 2014 at 11:17 AM

Updated Thursday, Apr 10 at 3:36 PM

UPDATE  4/10:  Christopher Hancock was re-arrested by Newport News Police for violating a protective order. He was booked into the Newport News City Jail and released on bond, officials tell 13News Now.
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Police spokesperson Holly McPherson says police are not releasing the circumstances surrounding the incident.

NEWPORT NEWS -- A Newport News police officer was arrested after investigators say he got into a dispute with his wife and threatened to burn down their house.

30-year-old Christopher B. Hancock is now on unpaid administrative leave following the April 2 incident at their home in Denbigh.

Hancock was arrested Tuesday on a charge of threat to burn, which carries a one to ten year sentence, says police spokeswoman Holly McPherson.

Hancock joined the force in 2011 and was assigned to the department’s South Precinct as a patrol officer. 

An administrative investigation will be conducted by the Department’s Professional Standards Office, McPherson adds. 

He's due in court May 1, officials with Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court said. 

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