Published On: Wed, May 6th, 2015

Cherokee officer faces domestic violence charges


The Cherokee Indian Police Department is investigating allegations of domestic violence by one of its own officers. Patrol Sergeant Darryl Duane Martin (aka DD), 43, is a veteran police officer and has been with CIPD for a number of years.

It is alleged by the victim, that Sgt. Martin assaulted a female at his residence located on Acquoni Rd. on Sunday, May 3 at 3am after a night of drinking alcohol.

Sgt. Martin was officially charged in the Cherokee Tribal Court on Wednesday, May 6 with four counts of Domestic Violence. Charges include: Aggravated Sexual Abuse, Assault Inflicting Serious Bodily Injury, Assault on a Female, and Assault by Strangulation, all stemming from the May 3 report.

Sgt. Martin was taken into custody at 4:33pm on May 6 by other CIPD Officers and confined in the Cherokee Indian Police Department Detention Center for a 72-hour hold.

– EBCI Office of Public Safety