Massachusetts State Police Sergeant Arrested In NH, Facing Assault Charges

EXETER, N.H. (WBZ NewsRadio) — A Massachusetts State Police Sergeant was taken into police custody in New Hampshire over the weekend, facing several charges for allegedly assaulting a New Hampshire woman.

The charges against Sgt. Bryan Erickson of Groveland are out of Exeter, where he is accused of assaulting his girlfriend. The woman told police that Erickson is married to another woman, but that they had been in a relationship for about a year.

Police responded to the woman's address early in the morning on Sunday after a 9-1-1 hangup, where she told authorities Erickson had assaulted her.

He reportedly then drove away at a high rate of speed, and was later arrested at his home the same day.

Erickson has since been relieved of his duties, and an internal investigation has been opened in the department, along with the criminal investigation in New Hampshire.

A spokesperson for Massachusetts State Police said in a statement, "we condemn, and have zero tolerance for, the actions as alleged. We will take appropriate administrative action as warranted by the outcome of the criminal case in New Hampshire and our own internal investigation.”

Erickson appeared before a judge on Tuesday in Rockingham Superior Court. MassLive reports that Erickson is facing "seven charges, among them a felony count of domestic violence by means of strangulation," according to a court affidavit.

WBZ NewsRadio's Carl Stevens (@carlwbz) reports.

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Written by Rachel Armany

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