An Orange County teacher has been arrested for assault on a female after officers were called to a home apparently on a domestic disturbance call.
John Anthony Crusoe, age 42, was arrested and charged on September 30th with assault on his wife. Crusoe’s wife, Kara Ann Crusoe, was charged with assault and battery.
According to court documents, John Anthony Crusoe stated that he assaulted his wife by “choke slamming (the) victim on (the) bed causing several marks on her neck and arm.”
Court records for Crusoe’s wife say that she hit her husband by, “slapping him across his face” and “leaving marks below his right eye.”
Both Crusoe and his wife were released following the NC ’48 hour’ domestic violence rule on October 2nd. The ’48 hour’ rule for domestic violence cases imposes a 48 hour waiting or cooling off period before a bond may be set.
Bond was then set at $1,000 for both parties and Crusoe has a court date set for October 26th. A mug shot for Crusoe was not made available by press time.
The Orange County Teacher is employed by the Chapel Hill – Carrboro City Schools. He is Exceptional education teacher at Guy B. Phillips Middle School where he teaches multiple 8th grade classes.
Jeff Nash, executive director of community relations for the district said that Crusoe has been suspended with pay, pending investigation.
John Crusoe made headlines last year as the man who was randomly shot in a road rage incident that occurred in the Capitol Blvd. area of Raleigh.
Crusoe is the 45th reported teacher arrest since American Lens began tracking such incidents in January of 2017. Meredith Kokoski of New Hanover county was number 44.