Louisville Police Chief’s Son Faces Felony and Misdemeanor Charges

by Gabe Bullard on October 11, 2011

The son of Louisville Police Chief Robert White is facing two felony charges and one misdemeanor charge stemming from an altercation with his wife.

Thirty-year-old Robert C. White was driving with his wife on Monday evening. According to police reports, he struck her in the head and face, then held her against her will. She eventually jumped from the moving vehicle and was taken to Jewish Hospital to receive treatment for what police call significant injuries. White went to another location, where he was arrested. White faces charges of second degree assault, first degree unlawful imprisonment and third degree terroristic threatening.

“[Chief White] does stand behind our officers’ actions and believes appropriate charges were placed due to the circumstances the officers were confronted with at the scene last night,” says Sgt. Robert Biven.

The chief is out of town, and Sgt. Biven says he’s not sure whether he heard about the arrest from his son or from the police.

“Around 6:00, domestic violence detectives were in route to both locations. I’m sure that information evolved very quickly,” he says.

Robert C. White is being held on a $50,000 bond. The prosecutor’s office says it’s still too early to determine any potential conflicts of interest with the case.

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