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Russell Keith Simpson
Tuesday, July 30, 2013
A former Pulaski County schools coach set to be tried Friday on three counts of taking indecent liberties with minors was arrested last week on domestic violence charges.
Russell Keith Simpson, 43, of Pulaski, was arrested Thursday on charges of assault and battery on his wife, Sabrina Reeves Simpson, and his stepson, according to Pulaski County court records.
The stepson’s name was redacted from copies of the charges provided to The Roanoke Times by the county’s Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court.
According to online court records, Simpson was released the following day on bond from the New River Valley Regional Jail.
Pulaski County Commonwealth’s Attorney Mike Fleenor could not immediately be reached Monday for comment on the case.
On Friday, Simpson is set to go to trial in Pulaski County Circuit Court for the indecent liberties charges, which according to police stem from incidents in 2006 and 2010. Those charges came after a long-term investigation by the Pulaski Police Department.
Simpson had been a volunteer coach in the school system on and off for years, Pulaski County Assistant Administrator Robert Hiss said in May, but was not coaching at the time of his arrest.
The county learned of the ongoing investigation before the spring coaching season began, and Simpson did not reapply for a position, Hiss said.
It is unclear if the indecent liberties charges were in any way related to Simpson’s previous service as a coach.
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