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Jailer's charge stems from domestic violence case

WOODSTOCK – A McHenry County Jail correctional officer facing charges in a domestic violence case in November was rearrested Friday on a misdemeanor of violating an order of protection stemming from an earlier domestic battery case.

Jeffrey P. Salerno, 42, of 4519 Nancy Drive, Crystal Lake, was charged in late November in an incident in which he is accused of striking his wife in the face with an open hand, forcing her to the ground and choking her.

In a request for an emergency order of protection, Salerno's wife accused him of other abuse, as well.

Salerno was arrested again Friday and released after posting $200 bail. In the latest case, he is accused of having his mother make a phone call to his son, which he was not allowed to do under a court order.

After his first arrest, Salerno was ordered to turn over all firearms, but a subsequent court order allowed him to carry a gun in the course of his employment and in the presence of another correctional officer.

A judge also ordered that Salerno not drink alcohol and said that he must submit to tests as the request of the court services/probation department.

McHenry County Sheriff Keith Nygren said Salerno has been with the department for 15 years and was placed on paid leave after the second arrest. The department is conducting an internal investigation.

– Sarah Sutschek

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