Charges dropped against Nags Head police chief

CURRITICK COUNTY (WAVY) — A Currituck County judge dismissed charges against Nags Head Police Chief Kevin Brinkley Monday morning.

Brinkley had been accused of assaulting his wife in November. His wife accused him of grabbing her by the neck twice. He then accused her of assault.

In court Monday morning, Mrs. Brinkley’s attorney told 10 On Your Side’s Stephanie Harris that the prosecution could not determine who the initial aggressor was, so charges against both of them were dismissed.

In a statement to 10 On Your Side the Chief Brinkley said, “I am thankful to have this case behind me. I appreciate the support the Town of Nags Head and the community have extended to me, and I look forward to continuing my work as the town’s police chief.”

Brinkley was back on the job a few weeks after he was charged. At the time, Town Manager Cliff Ogburn said it was a family matter that needed to be worked out between the couple.

On Monday, Ogburn told, “As I said before, he has provided excellent service to the citizens of Nags Head for nearly 25 years. We remain confident that his subsequent service will be no different in manner.”

Mrs. Brinkley’s attorney, Eric Washburn, also said his client maintains her innocence. She told 10 On Your Side a while back that alcohol was involved in the incident.

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