LOWELL -- Lowell Police Officer Timothy Golden, whose domestic problems with his wives have resulted in a bevy of criminal charges against the women, is facing allegations of abuse by his current wife, his third, who obtained a restraining order against him this week.
In Lowell District Court Tuesday, Tiffany Perry, 32, of Billerica, obtained a 10-day restraining order against Golden, her husband of five months, on the day she pleaded not guilty to domestic assault with a dangerous weapon (a glass bowl), domestic assault and intimidation of a witness. She was released without bail.
Golden, 48, appeared in court the same day to obtain a restraint order against Perry, accusing her of flying into "fits of rage," trashing his Lowell home and threatening to hit him.
In Perry's application for a restraining order, obtained the same day, she accuses Golden of a series of incidents on Jan. 11, 17 and 18. She alleges she is in an "abusive" relationship with him.
On Jan. 11 at 9:45 a.m., Perry claims Golden spit in her face and left her to care for his two children while he took off for two days "binge drinking and using drugs."
He called her a "pathetic loser and said, 'You'll never leave me. I own you...' " She told him she wanted to move out and things were not working out.
Citing department regulations, Golden declined to comment.
The Police Department has not taken any administrative action against Golden because he is currently out of work on injured-on-duty status. Sources told The Sun Golden broke a finger while working a private detail. Golden has been out of work for at least two months, and will continue to collect his $72,000-annual salary free of any taxes while out injured, as allowed by state law. The Police Department has, however, taken his service revolver. A Lowell resident, Golden is a former member of the School Committee and a school-resource officer at the high school. Last year, however, Golden was relegated to desk duty.
Perry, meanwhile, was charged with domestic assault and battery in a Nov. 4 incident, after which Golden appeared in court with a welt under his left eye, which he alleged was caused by Perry head-butting him.
But he asserted his marital privilege Nov. 25 and the case against Perry was dismissed.
Golden's previous marriage, his second, also ended up in the court system.
His then-wife, now Meara (Kennedy) Otero, allegedly broke into Golden's home and ransacked it. Otero, a Lowell High School teacher, and Golden were both suspended from their jobs. Charges were eventually dropped. Otero is now married to another Lowell police officer, Daniel Otero.
Soon after Golden and Kennedy divorced, he accused Daniel Otero of "conduct unbecoming a police officer.
"To have a fellow police officer and friend have an affair with your wife behind your back and break up the marriage, which resulted in my child being taken away from me, is something not a true professional, honest person would do," Golden said publicly at the time. "That is what led to all this mess."
Golden's charges remain under investigation by Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan, The Sun has learned.
Police Superintendent William Taylor declined to comment.
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