Former deputy sheriff charged with domestic violence

County corrections officer arraigned on assault & battery, vandalism counts

A Barnstable County deputy sheriff was arraigned in Orleans District Court June 11th and charged with assault & battery and vandalism, in the town of Barnstable.  According to police reports, after an argument with his live-in girlfriend, Shaun E. Caiado, 33, rammed his car into hers.  She left the premises, but later returned from concern for his safety, to find her property strewn across the front lawn of their shared home and run over one or more times by an automobile.  Damaged items included a $500 Trek mountain bike, and a $300 iPhone.  The woman removed a firearm safe from the house and left.

She reported the incident to Barnstable police, emailing photos of the crime scene to a detective.  The police report alleges she was informed by a friend that Caiado intended to report the safe stolen.  She confronted him in person, alleging he was intoxicated at that time.  In the report, she contends he then threw her against a wall.  Caiado, in the report, denies this and alleges the victim punched him twice in the chest. 

The reporting officer noted Caiado's person smelled of alcohol.  He was charged on arrest with assault & battery/domestic violence, and injury to real or personal property under temporary warrants, and placed in protective custody.  The complainant has secured a restraining order against Caiado.  A pretrial conference in Orleans District Court was scheduled for August 9.  Both Caiado's and the victim's addresses were redacted by the Court pursuant to a motion by Caiado's attorney.

Editor's note: According to Special Sheriff Jeff Perry in an email Friday morning, Shaun Caiado resigned from the department on July 15th. welcomes thoughtful comments and the varied opinions of our readers. We are in no way obligated to post or allow comments that our moderators deem inappropriate. We reserve the right to delete comments we perceive as profane, vulgar, threatening, offensive, racially-biased, homophobic, slanderous, hateful or just plain rude. Commenters may not attack or insult other commenters, readers or writers. Commenters who persist in posting inappropriate comments will be banned from commenting on