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March 19, 2014

Former Salem firefighter arrested

SALEM — Former fire Lt. John O’Leary was arrested last night on a series of domestic charges.

O’Leary, 45, was picked up at 7:45 p.m. by Salem police at Salem Fitness Center on Swampscott Road.

He was arrested on a court warrant listing several charges that allegedly took place over more than a year, according to police.

The charges include two counts of domestic assault and battery, one count of assault by means of a dangerous weapon (a handgun), assault and battery by means of a dangerous weapon (a wall), kidnapping and intimidation of a witness, according to police.

He was held last night at Middleton Jail pending an arraignment today in Superior Court, police said.

O’Leary, a former president of Salem Firefighters Local 172, was fired by the city in 2012 for the alleged misappropriation of funds from a union charity account.

After a lengthy hearing, the Civil Service Commission upheld the firing.

In January, O’Leary appealed his termination to Superior Court.

Tom Dalton can be reached at tdalton@salemnews.com.

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