One of the area's biggest bloggers, Jeremy Baumhower, was charged with domestic violence just over a week ago. There has not been much written about it, so here is a chance to clear the air and I will keep this thread up-to-date with the latest.
In an email message to me directly several days ago about some posts on this site, Jeremy said he could not tell his side of the story due to his case but that anyone saying he beat his wife was "libelous."
Divorces can be messy, and both sides usually do things that are a little to dramatic as it plays out. There is a lot of "he said" and "she said" at this point, so it is hard to know where the truth lies in between.
Regardless, many people regret going through a divorce, and it is never a good solution. Things can still be worked out, including if what was alleged happened. Let's hope that calmer thoughts prevail, and things can be worked out. There are lots of great marriage programs including The Art of Marriage that I would *highly recommend* if they consider working it out, including their apparent situation.
Update 11/19 added link to last paragraph and added some more detail.
Update July, 2016 - Jeremy was found guilty - he is appealing.
Update October, 2016 - Case is closed
Official entry is:
CASE SET FOR A SENT PROBATION ON 10/21/2016 AT 8:30 AM
PSI DATE SET: 09/26/2016 ;SENTENCE DATE SET: 10/21/2016
CRIMINAL COSTS $ 98.00
FINE AMOUNT $ 400.00
COMMUNITY SERVICE FEE $15.00
PAYMENT - RECEIPT NO. 1617121 IN THE AMOUNT OF $ 15.00
PAYMENT - RECEIPT NO. 1617122 IN THE AMOUNT OF $ 605.75
IN LIEU OF 3 DAYS IN JAIL DEFENDANT IS TO DO 10 DAYS EMU
DEF. PLED GUILTY, FOUND G, FINE 400.00, SUSP .00
COSTS 155.75, SUSP .00
JAIL 93, SUSP 90, CREDIT
DAYS SUSP ON CONDS 1) NO CRIMINAL OFFENSE NEXT 5 YEARS
2) COMPS PSYCHOLOGICAL COUNSELING 3) COMPS DOMESTIC VIOLENCE
COUNSELING 4) COMPLS 80 HOURS COMMUNITY SERVICE 5) NO
CONTACT WITH VICTIM DURING 5 YEAR PROBATION PERIOD