By MARLO BARNHART
A Maryland Department of Natural Resources police officer has been suspended pending resolution of charges filed against him last week.
Cpl. Larry W. Browning, 42, of 13901 Oleander Drive, Cumberland, Md., was suspended without pay as of 8 a.m. Wednesday, DNR Capt. Lou Ritter said. That status will continue until the charges are resolved.
Browning was released on $5,000 bond on Feb. 14 after being charged with first- and second-degree assault and reckless endangerment, according to officials at the Allegany County Detention Center.
A hearing was held Tuesday in Annapolis in accordance with the Law Enforcement Officers' Bill of Rights, Ritter said.
Maryland State Police Sgt. G.M. Long said Browning's wife, Nancy Browning, told an Allegany County District Court commissioner that she was accosted around 1 p.m. while she was in a second-floor bathroom of the couple's home.