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Franklin man jailed for domestic assault, DUI

Submitted Wed, 10/23/2013 - 7:03am by Andy Alm

FRANKLIN – A Franklin man is in jail on a long list of charges that include domestic violence, simple assault, criminal mischief, driving under the influence, and driving on a suspended license.  Forty-five-year-old Richard John Swartz was apprehended while allegedly driving drunk Saturday night.  Earlier that evening, police were contacted by Swartz’s girlfriend, who was complaining of a domestic violence related assault.  Officers tell us Swartz assaulted the woman, slashed her tires, and smashed a window in her house, before getting in his vehicle and driving drunk.