County Detention Officer Arrested; No Longer Employed By The Sheriff’s Office

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CORRECTION — We mistakenly believed Kerney had not appeared on the jail roster. We apologize for the misunderstanding.

ROCK SPRINGS — A SWCSO Detention Deputy has been arrested on domestic violence charges, according to a Sweetwater County Sheriff’s Office press release.

The following is a SWCSO press release:

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Officers of the Rock Springs Police Department arrested Sean Kerney, 25, on January 28 at a residence on Silver Creek Drive in Rock Springs as the result of a domestic violence investigation.

In a release, Sweetwater County Sheriff Mike Lowell said at the time of his arrest Kerney was a probationary Detention Officer working at the Sweetwater County Detention Center but is no longer employed by the Sheriff’s Office.

Kerney is charged with Domestic Battery. According to court documents, the victim, Caitlin Morris, and Kerney “are in a dating relationship and share a minor child together.”

Morris told investigating officers Kerney “grabbed a bottle very aggressively and scratched [her] on the right side of the face near the mouth.”  Officers “observed a scratch mark near the right side of Caitlin Morris’s face and that Morris’s face was puffy and red in color.”

Morris said Kerney “pushed her several times,” struck [her] “in the center of the chest” with his elbow, “‘body checked’ [her] into the front glass door,” and “stepped on [her] bare feet.”

Several witnesses were also interviewed.

Kerney was taken into custody and transported to the Sweetwater County Detention Center.

A court date has been set for February 13.