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CrimeDA drops criminal case against man who put leash on wife at York Fair

20:55  11 september  2019
20:55  11 september  2019 Source:   ydr.com

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The York County District Attorney’s Office has dropped the criminal case against a man who’d been accused of yanking on a leash that he’d placed around the neck of his wife, who has advanced-stage dementia, at the York Fair.

DA drops criminal case against man who put leash on wife at York Fair© Cameron Clark, York Daily Record “This is a husband who made an ill-advised decision while attempting to provide his dying wife a trip to the fair,” District Attorney Dave Sunday said in a four-page memo about why the criminal case should be dropped against a man who placed a leash around the neck of his wife at the York Fair in 2018.

DA drops criminal case against man who put leash on wife at York Fair© Submitted Walter Wolford Sr., 67, of Hagerstown, Maryland.

Walter Wolford Sr., 67, of Hagerstown, Maryland, had been charged with simple assault. Common Pleas Judge Harry M. Ness on Tuesday signed an order dismissing the case.

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In a four-page memo, District Attorney Dave Sunday detailed numerous conversations with stakeholders in the case, including with an adult protective services worker in Maryland, who reported that she believed that Wolford was “trying the best he can to care for his wife.”

Sunday said he believed the case lacked prosecutorial merit based on the totality of the facts and circumstances that came to light after the arrest.

“This is a husband who made an ill-advised decision while attempting to provide his dying wife a trip to the fair,” Sunday said.

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Wolford had been walking around the York Fair with his wife, Catherine, with a nylon leash that was about 8 feet long around her neck, a witness told police.

He yanked the leash, the witness stated, which caused her head to her head to go back. Police said she had red marks around her throat.

When he spoke with investigators, Wolford said his wife suffered from advanced-stage dementia. He said he brought her to the fair the previous year without a leash, and she wandered off for 1 1/2 hours, police reported.

Wolford told police that he originally put the leash around her waist, but it somehow moved up around her neck. He stated that he gently tugged on it so she'd stop.

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Sunday said further investigation revealed that Wolford had been having “an episode resulting in dizziness which complicated the matter as he was fearful she would walk away and become lost.”

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“The District Attorney’s Office has collaborated with the Washington County Maryland, Department of Social Services and after additional investigation they closed the case and stated that the defendant is trying the best he can to care for his wife,” Sunday said.

Wolford could not be reached.

John Ogden, Wolford’s attorney, said he believes the outcome in the case was "the right result.”

“This has been really stressful for the family, and it’s very, very clear that he wasn’t trying to harm her or embarrass her or anything of that nature,” Ogden said. “He was trying to help.”

Wolford, he said, is a good caretaker. He doesn’t want to put his wife in a home because he believes he can take better care of her.

“I think he’s pretty much a hero for that, man,” Ogden said. “He spends his whole life taking care of her.”

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DA drops criminal case against man who put leash on wife at York Fair© Cameron Clark, York Daily Record “This is a husband who made an ill-advised decision while attempting to provide his dying wife a trip to the fair,” District Attorney Dave Sunday said in a four-page memo about why the criminal case should be dropped against a man who placed a leash around the neck of his wife at the York Fair in 2018.

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DA drops criminal case against man who put leash on wife at York Fair
DA drops criminal case against man who put leash on wife at York Fair
DA drops criminal case against man who put leash on wife at York Fair
DA drops criminal case against man who put leash on wife at York Fair
DA drops criminal case against man who put leash on wife at York Fair
DA drops criminal case against man who put leash on wife at York Fair
DA drops criminal case against man who put leash on wife at York Fair
DA drops criminal case against man who put leash on wife at York Fair
DA drops criminal case against man who put leash on wife at York Fair
DA drops criminal case against man who put leash on wife at York Fair

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