A sheriff’s deputy in Davidson County, Tennessee was arrested after he broke into his estranged wife’s home and attacked her boyfriend, The Tennessean reports.
According to the arrest report, 13-year-veteran Donald Dixon broke into his estranged wife’s home and made his way to the bedroom, where she and her current boyfriend were sleeping.
He woke them up and confronted them, at one point placing his hand on the service weapon he had holstered on his hip.
Dixon then attacked the boyfriend — but the boyfriend was able to fend him off long enough to exit the house. Dixon then grabbed his wife by the throat and continued to argue with her, repeatedly calling her a “bitch” and forcing her into the bathroom.
As he left the house, Dixon took a dining room chair and used it to punch holes in the walls.
He was charged with two counts of aggravated assault, aggravated burglary, and vandalism. After finishing the mandatory 12-hour long “cooling off period” for domestic violence incidents, Dixon posted a $10,000 bond and was released.
He has been placed on administrative leave, and is due back in court on February 17, 2015.