MPD officer charged with aggravated assault

Major Stanley Eason (file photo)
Major Stanley Eason (file photo)

By Jason Miles - bio | email

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC-TV) - A Memphis police officer has been charged with aggravated assault after pointing a semi-automatic handgun at his wife during a Valentine's Day incident.

According to online records, Major Stanley Eason, 41, was booked into 201 Poplar early Tuesday morning on an aggravated assault charge.  He was later released.

Like with any similar story, Action News 5 attempted to get both sides of this one.

But the young woman who answered Memphis Police Major Stanley Eason's door Monday evening was not interested in defending him.

"No he's not here," she said.  "What the ___ do ya'll want?"

The woman appeared to be more interested in attacking our news crew after she emerged from the garage.

"Get the ___ off my property before I call 911 and dismiss all ya'll!" she shouted.  

Eason was charged with aggravated assault for an incident on Valentine's Day involving his wife.

According to court records, Eason's wife was sitting in a car with another man near American Way and Cherry when the off-duty officer pulled alongside.

Eason is accused of pointing a gun at his wife when she got out to speak with him.

Eason's wife went to the Mt. Moriah precinct to report the alleged crime.

Major Eason joined the MPD in 1988 and most recently supervised, among other things, the domestic violence bureau.

"I suggest you get the ___ off my property!" the young woman at his house told us before threatening violence.

"I'll come out here and shoot your ___!" she said.

Eason was relieved of duty pending an investigation. He's due in court Wednesday morning.

Police Director Larry Godwin released the following statement:

"As with any officer involved situation the ones involving Domestic Violence truly sadden and disappoint me. All of these are preventable and when it hits home to our law enforcement family, it makes it even more disappointing. As public servants, we are held to another level and we all know this. Rest assured this case will be handled the same as all DV cases. This officer must and will be held accountable for his actions."

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