Sheriff’s deputy found not guilty

A deputy with the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office was found not guilty of a charge of domestic assault of a family member in Shenandoah County Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court on Oct. 13.

Deputy First Class Chad Neff said in a phone interview Thursday that he appeared in court and was found innocent. Neff is set to resume his job with the Sheriff’s Office.

“I was called today and cleared to go back to work,” Neff said.

Authorities with the Woodstock Police Department charged Neff in July. Since then, the deputy has been on paid administrative leave pending an internal investigation.

Alex Kowalski, a public information officer with the Sheriff’s Office, said Neff will return to work Monday. She said he is technically on temporary restrictive duty pending the results of the internal investigation.

Because the internal investigation is ongoing, Kowalski said neither she nor the sheriff could comment on the matter further.

Contact staff writer Jake Zuckerman at 540-465-5137 ext. 152, or jzuckerman@nvdaily.com.