A member of the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office was charged with misdemeanor assault and battery after an argument with his neighbor escalated.
According to the victim, a 28-year-old Ashburn resident, Robert B. DeGroot, 29 and also of Ashburn, assaulted him while the two were working outside of a home on Bruceton Mills Circle. The victim was taken to a local hospital, treated and released.
DeGroot, a seven-year veteran of the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office who is currently assigned to the Corrections and Courts Services Division, has been placed on administrative leave. He remains held without bond.