WILLIAMSTOWN - A Williamstown Elementary School teacher was arrested Tuesday night by the Wood County Sheriff's Office on three misdemeanor charges.
Sasha R. Banfield, 39, of Williamstown, is facing charges of obstructing justice, contributing to a minor and being an accessory after the fact of obstructing, said Sgt. Brett Pickens, a spokesman for the Wood County Sheriff's Office. Details surrounding the charges were not released by the sheriff's department Tuesday.
Banfield is a fifth-grade teacher at the school. She was charged around 5 p.m. and was arraigned in Wood County Magistrate Court at 10 p.m. Tuesday.
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Wood County Magistrate Robin Waters, right, hands papers to Sasha Banfield to sign during her arraignment Tuesday night. Banfield, from Williamstown and a fifth-grade teacher at Williamstown Elementary School, was arrested Tuesday and charged with obstruction, contributing to a minor and an accessory after the fact with the obstruction.
Wood County Magistrate Robin Waters said each misdemeanor charge holds a possible one-year jail sentence.
Wood County Assistant Superintendent of School Services Sue E. Woodward said she had no knowledge of the arrest when contacted by the newspaper Tuesday evening.
Banfield's bond was set at $3,000. The case will be assigned for a court hearing by this afternoon, Waters said.