Chief Neusse drops protection order; couple files for divorce

SANDUSKY Sandusky Police Chief Kim Nuesse's civil protection order against her husband was dismissed Friday. The coupl
Sandusky Register Staff
May 24, 2010

SANDUSKY

Sandusky Police Chief Kim Nuesse's civil protection order against her husband was dismissed Friday.

The couple filed for divorce the same day.

Both Nuesse, 44, and her husband James Nuesse, 55, agreed to the dismissal presided over by Erie County Judge Roger E. Binette.

In a short hearing, moments after the dismissal was filed in the clerk of courts office, Binette confirmed with both sides that the dismissal was not because of a lack of time.

"I believe it's in the best interest of the children at this point," Kim Nuesse said at the Friday hearing.

In a hearing Tuesday, they asked for a seven-day extension on the hearing to try to reach an amicable solution. Binette granted a three-day extension.

Kim Nuesse requested a temporary protection order against her husband on June 6 citing concern for the well-being of her children. Her husband, James Nuesse, 55, was previously charged with domestic violence and child endangerment in 2000 and 2001 in Wilmington, Ohio, according to Hamilton County Clerk of Courts records.

"The court wishes you the best of luck in your situation," Binette said at the hearing.

The couple was married in 1997 and have an 8-year-old daughter. Kim Nuesse also has two stepchildren, ages 14 and 16 from a previous marriage. Judge Tygh Tone will preside over that case.