Fox’s wife sought and was granted the temporary protection order on March 22, more than a month after the incident was alleged to have taken place.

County commissioner candidate accused of domestic violence

By Tom Murse

A candidate for Lancaster County commissioner has been accused of pulling his wife down the steps of their home, pinning her down and twisting her arms while screaming in her face during an argument over the mortgage, court documents show.

Jonathan Paul Fox, 55, is accused by his wife of 11 1/2 years of causing bruises to the left side of her body, a swollen knee and brush burns to her back and shoulder area in mid-February, according to a petition for a temporary protection from abuse filed against him…

…”They are false — completely false,” said Fox. “Without question the charges are untrue, and I hope everyone could respect our privacy as we go through this difficult time.”

Asked about specific allegations in the petition, Fox replied: “None of this happened.”

He declined to comment further, saying he wished for privacy in the matter. But he said he did not intend to withdraw from the May 17 primary…

…Fox’s wife sought and was granted the temporary protection order on March 22, more than a month after the incident was alleged to have taken place…

…”He came after me, grabbing at me as I was going up the stairs,” she wrote. “He grabbed my legs causing me to fall as he pulled me down the stairs with such force that it flipped me around causing my head, neck and knee [to] hit the steps.

“He then physically pinned me down on the steps and began to twist my arms and hands as he tried to pull a paper or document from me,” Fox’s wife continued. “This entire time he was screaming at me right up against my face.”…

…Southern Regional Police were not called to the Fox residence that evening, said Chief John Fiorill, who was asked by the newspaper to review dispatch records for that evening…

…Fox worked as a police and community relations liaison and civil rights investigator with Lancaster County’s Human Relations Committee until the agency’s disbanding earlier this year.

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