Bauxite Superintendent served with order of protection

Bauxite Superintendent Matt Donaghy has been served with a temporary order of protection by his wife for alleged domestic abuse.

The order was served Monday and will remain in effect until the matter is addressed in court. A hearing is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Sept. 8.

Judge Christopher Palmer of Pulaski County signed the order.

Matt Donaghy was married to Misty Donaghy on July 17, 2013, in Las Vegas, Nev., and the two separated on July 15, 2014.

Matt Donaghy filed for divorce on July 30, 2014. At the time the divorce was filed, he also put a restraining order on Misty Donaghy.

The order states: "Each of the above named parties to this action is hereby enjoined and restrained from causing, or permitting, any minor children of the parties to be removed from the jurisdiction of this Court except by prior permission of the Court.

"Each party is hereby enjoined and restrained from doing, attempting to do, or threatening to do, any act injuring, mistreating, molesting, or harassing the adverse party, or any of the children of the parties.
"Each party is hereby enjoined and restrained from selling, encumbering, mortgaging, contracting to sell, or otherwise disposing of, or removing from the jurisdiction of this Court, any of the property belonging to the parties, except in the ordinary course of business, or except by agreement of the parties, or except by the further Orders of the Court."

A hearing has been set for 2 p.m. Sept. 8 to discuss which party in the divorce will be responsible for service of the mortgage debt on the home acquired during the marriage.

The order against Matt Donaghy was signed Aug. 14. It alleges that Donaghy was physically aggressive with wife Misty and because of the domestic abuse taking place, she needed protection from Matt.

Matt Donaghy had not returned telephone calls from The Saline Courier as of press time.

Carol Ann Hicks, his attorney, also could not be reached for comment, but a Little Rock television station reported that Hicks has called the action "punitive" and said it is in violation of the order already set against Misty Donaghy.