Denver Sheriff’s Department captain accused of assaulting boyfriend

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DENVER — A captain with the Denver Sheriff’s Department was arrested Sunday on domestic violence charges and is expected to go before a judge Monday.

According to court documents, Capt. Sonya Gillespie was arrested at her home in Green Valley Ranch. Neighbors said three Denver Police cars were in front of her home on Sunday morning.

Denver Police confirmed the arrest, but would not give any details.

A source said Gillespie had thrown a cell phone at her fiance, who is an Arapahoe County Sheriff’s deputy. That source said that the fiance was not injured.

Neighbors said in the past they had seen Gillespie’s fiance visiting the home.

“I seen him, I guess when he comes home, but never hear anything,” said Mae Deuth, who lives across the street from Gillespie.

Gillespie, according to neighbors, lives at her home with her children and is known for helping people around the neighborhood.

“She’s like a mom, you can go to her and talk to her if you have any issues, she’s always there.  She’s just a really nice person. She’s willing to help anybody in any situation,” Deuth said.