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Posted: Tuesday, November 18, 2008 10:00 pm

A Folsom State Prison correctional officer was arraigned in Lodi court Tuesday on multiple felony charges relating to a weekend domestic altercation at his Acampo home.

Dale Harrison Ervin Jr., 30, is accused of dragging his wife by the hair through their Dustin Road home on Sunday, according to the San Joaquin County Sheriff's Office. He allegedly armed himself with two guns, threatened to kill her family, and wouldn't let her leave until the house was cleaned and the bills were paid, according to a Sheriff's report.

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  • posted at 12:03 pm on Wed, Nov 19, 2008.


    I have a feeling that there is a lot more to this story. PTSD of a returning soldier perhaps? He obviously has a clean criminal record up to now, or he wouldn't be a prison guard. Something is going on.I hope that the whole family gets the help that they need. This doesn't sound like a bunch of losers trying to pull pipes out of the city jail. This sounds more like decent people, with some very real problems.

  • posted at 6:11 am on Wed, Nov 19, 2008.


    How quick to judge this man? So let's suppose his wife is a filthy pig and never cleaned the house or paid the bills. Ervin obviously chose the correct solution....drag her through the house by her hair and threaten her and her family with guns. My question is, why do we pay white trash prison guards with only a high school education an obscene amount of money to perform this job?

  • posted at 4:42 am on Wed, Nov 19, 2008.


    I'm amazed at how quick everyone is to judge this man. And why do we usually assume that the woman is always the "damsel in distress". Are we really to believe that she cleaned the home and paid the bills therefore he put down his guns and allowed her to leave? I mean, how else would she have gotten out (unscathed) - he had firearms and was threatening her life. C'mon! Don't believe everything you read.

  • posted at 3:47 am on Wed, Nov 19, 2008.


    wtf "unbelievable"! if their in state prison do you think they deserve to be treated like angels.What he did to his wife is wrong however.

  • posted at 12:46 am on Wed, Nov 19, 2008.


    So Dale Ervin is a prison guard. If he treats his wife this way, it makes me wonder how he treated the prisoners in his custody. I've always thought that the only real difference between some criminals and their guards is the bars of the cell.

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