Deputy arrested on charges of domestic assault in Maine

August 17, 2022 GMT

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A Kennebec County sheriff’s deputy accused of assaulting his wife is facing a number of charges, police said Wednesday.

The deputy, 29, who has been suspended without pay, did not enter a plea in his initial court appearance on Wednesday.

He was arrested Monday evening after a report was made to police about ongoing domestic violence at his home.

Bail was set at $100,000 and he remained jailed Wednesday afternoon. It was unclear if he had an attorney.

He’s charged with domestic violence assault, aggravated assault, criminal threatening with a dangerous weapon, terrorizing with a dangerous weapon, and unlawful sexual contact.