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Officer accused of aggravated assault stays quiet

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MEMPHIS, TN (WMC-TV) - A Memphis police officer accused aggravated assault during a Valentine's Day incident involving his wife and another man appeared in court Wednesday.

"I've instructed him not to comment while this is pending," said Eason's attorney, Ted Hansom. "That wouldn't be appropriate."

Memphis Police Department Major Stanley Eason kept quiet after his arraignment on an aggravated assault charge.  According to the affidavit of complaint, Eason drove into a parking lot at American Way and Cherry and confronted his wife and her male friend on Valentine's night.  During the incident, Eason allegedly pointed a gun at his wife.

"I can tell you absolutely what's in there is not complete," Hansom said.

Investigators say Eason was not on duty, not in uniform, and not in his city car at the time of the incident.  Hansom said Eason plans to fight the charge, but prosecutors say Eason will receive no special treatment.

Hansom declined to confirm whether or not the gun Eason is accused of pointing was his service weapon.

Officials said video of Action News 5's Jason Miles being cursed out while attempting to get an interview at Eason's residence Tuesday night be subpoenaed for the court's record.

Meanwhile, Memphis Police Director Larry Godwin said the Domestic Violence Unit will continue to function.

"It will click on," Godwin said. "We've got a good colonel in charge. We've got a good chief in charge. None of that changes."

But the major in charge is on paid leave, now that his own domestic violence case is in court.

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