Braxton County Assistant Prosecutor Dan Dotson has not been fired from the prosecutor's office or removed from two cases where he is a special prosecutor.

Dotson was arrested on charges of domestic assault over the weekend.

"I plan to go forward with both of them," he said of the cases assigned to him in Pocahontas and Greenbrier counties. "I have a hearing in Pocahontas County [today]" Dotson told a Charleston newspaper.

"He's not working as of this point," Braxton County Prosecutor Bill Martin said of Dotson Wednesday. He declined to say whether he had fired Dotson, citing personnel issues.

Dotson was arrested at his house in Webster County early Sunday morning by Nicholas County Sheriff's Deputy D.J. Holdren, after Dotson's wife had filed a domestic-violence protective order against him.

He was charged after an incident in the parking lot of the U-Save gas station in Craigsville last Saturday night.

"She was just there getting gas. He pulled up beside her," Holdren said. "He used his fists to beat on her vehicle window."

A Braxton County magistrate clerk said Dotson was arraigned and released on a $2,000 bond on Sunday.

Dotson was elected prosecutor of Webster County in 1996, running unopposed after two-time incumbent Ernest V. Morton Jr. decided not to seek re-election.

He was defeated in a re-election bid in 2000.

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