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Former sheriff's deputy sentenced to prison for attack on wife, daughter

Douglas Gearhart Douglas Gearhart
WARREN COUNTY, OH (FOX19) -

A former sheriff's deputy found himself on the other side of the law Wednesday.

Douglas Gearhart, 44, of Franklin, was sentenced to four years in prison by Warren County Common Pleas Court Judge Timothy Tepe. 

Gearhart was convicted of felonious assault and domestic violence in October.

In February, Gearhart assaulted his wife and her daughter in their Franklin home. 

"Gearhart grabbed his stepdaughter by her head and neck and shoved her into a door," states a press release from the Warren County Prosecutor's Office. "When his wife tried to intervene, Gearhart grabbed her by the hair and shoved her to the ground, hitting her head on the kitchen island."

He then pulled his wife into the garage, where the children later found her on the floor, semi-conscious next to a puddle of blood, three of her front teeth on the garage floor. 

Gearhart fled but was later taken into custody.

At the time of the incident, Gearhart was employed as a Montgomery County deputy sheriff. 

He later resigned.

"I believe Judge Tepe's multi-year prison sentence against Gearhart is a direct result of his continued attempts to minimize his conduct and failure to accept responsibility for his actions," said Warren County Prosecutor David Fornshell. "I share the opinion of our local men and women in blue who are relieved that he is no longer part of the law enforcement community."

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