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Wife of outgoing police chief charged with assault

Wilmington, NC (WWAY)– The wife of outgoing Carolina Beach Police Chief, William Younginer, was arrested Sunday.

Darlene Younginer, 55, is charged with communicating threats and assault on a government official. According to the arrest warrant, on November 8th, Younginger told Alicia Lachance “I want to strangle you”, “I want to beat the hell out of you”, “I want to kill you”.

The warrant also states that Younginer hit officer Lachance on the left arm with enough force to leave swelling and bruising.

Lachance was head of the town’s Ocean Rescue program. She resigned last week, the same day Chief Younginer announced his retirement.

According to a local paper, the town investigated allegations of an affair between Chief Younginer and Officer Lachance, but found no evidence.

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