An attorney for Shepherd University said Thursday that the school's Director of Public Safety, who was charged with misdemeanor domestic battery after an altercation with his wife, is still employed at the Jefferson County institution.
Alan Perdue said Thursday that Grover Boyer, 61, of 2202 Whitings Neck Road in Berkeley County, was placed on sick leave after the incident Jan. 6.
"He initiated that," Perdue said of the sick leave.
Perdue said he could not go into detail, but did say he is staying in contact with Boyer as the situation develops.
Boyer remains employed by the school, Perdue said.
According to a complaint filed by West Virginia State Police Trooper M.D. Gillmore, Boyer's wife told the officer that the altercation between the couple began about 9 a.m. on Sunday, Jan. 6, when she smelled an alcoholic odor coming from her husband and believed he was intoxicated.