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Wife granted restraining order against OSP captain

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) --- Oregon State Police spokesman Captain Bill Fugate was served a restraining order by his wife, court documents revealed Friday, shedding light on why he was placed on administrative leave on Wednesday.

Fugate is under a criminal investigation after an anonymous report made on Feb. 27. KOIN 6 News learned Friday that his wife filed a restraining order petition and claimed he had been violent towards her. 

In the restraining order, Fugate's wife said that on November 9 and 10, 2017:

"He came into the house (very late at night), took my phone and held me there. He had a gun and I feared that he would shoot me."

Then on February 27, 2018, she said:

"He has been very volatile but careful to keep domestic abuse hidden to keep his career. Now that that is jeopardized, there's nothing holding him back."

Fugate has been placed on paid administrative leave while the Deschutes County Sheriff's Office conducts the investigation. 

"We're not going to release any specific information as it relates to the allegations we are investigating," said Deschutes County Sheriff Shane Nelson. "I get that this is a high profile case."

Court documents reveal Fugate's wife filed for divorce on January 24, citing irreconcilable differences. They have been married since August 1997. 

Fugate has been with OSP for 11 years.


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