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Monday, January 21, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Juvenile detention officer hit her, wife says

A Spokane County juvenile detention corrections officer was jailed recently on suspicion of assaulting his wife.

Darryl A. Robinson, 52, said Wednesday that he has a meeting scheduled with his supervisors to discuss his arrest. Robinson was released from the Spokane County Jail on $1,500 bond after being arrested on a misdemeanor domestic violence charge Friday about 7:30 p.m.

“I’m not guilty of the charges,” Robinson said. “I’ve been working there a long time, and I’ve been doing good work. I’ve got some personal issues going on with my spouse.”

Spokane County Juvenile Court Administrator Bonnie Bush and detention supervisor Tony Johnson did not return phone calls seeking comment. Robinson would not comment on his current job status.

Robinson was arrested after police responded to the 4300 block of West Indian Trial Road, where Robinson’s wife said she suffered a cut lip after he hit her.

An officer observed a small cut on her upper and lower lip. Police contacted Robinson in the 5400 block of North Hawthorne Road, where he said he’d raised his arms to block an attack by his wife and “caught her in the mouth” with one of his hands, according to court documents.

Darryl Robinson denied the allegations.

“This is a personal situation,” he said. “I wasn’t beating up kids and arrested for that. I wasn’t abusing people at the bar. I wasn’t doing anything.”

Robinson declined to detail his job history with Spokane County Juvenile Detention Services but said, “I’ve been here quite a while – long enough to know better than to smack my wife around or physically abuse anyone in any improper manner.”

Robinson appeared in Spokane Municipal Court Monday and is to be back again April 19.

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