Cincinnati Anchor’s Assault Case Goes to Grand Jury

By Andrew Gauthier 

Cincinnati Enquirer

Prosecutors have dropped misdemeanor charges against the man accused of assaulting the wife of WCPO-TV (Channel 9 News) anchor Brendan Keefe and a country club employee so that a grand jury can decide the matter.

Prosecutors on July 14 dismissed two counts of assault against Duane Thompson, 38, of Hyde Park, for allegedly strking Keefe’s wife Tiffany and an employee of Ivy Hills country Club in Newtown on July 11.

Steve Tolbert, an assistant Hamilton County prosecutor, said the charges were dismissed to let a grand jury — not police — decide what charges, if any, should be brought. More…