DA won't prosecute sheriff's deputy accused of spousal abuse
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) —
The Kern County District Attorney's Office has decided not to charge a sheriff's deputy with spousal abuse.
Deputy Lawrence Thatcher, an 11-year veteran last assigned to the Ridgecrest substation, was arrested in June.
The DA announced Thursday that there's "insufficient evidence to support the charges beyond a reasonable doubt."