A Richmond County deputy was fired after he was arrested in a domestic violence incident in a neighboring county, the Augusta Chronicle reported.
Jason Robert McCall, 31, faces charges of aggravated assault, battery and third-degree child cruelty for the alleged attack, which took place April 2, jail records show. He was fired April 10, the newspaper reported.
He’s accused of attacking the mother of his youngest child in front of her 9-year-old daughter at his home in Martinez, the Chronicle reported. According to an incident report obtained by the newspaper, McCall became angry at his wife for texting friends.
His wife told Columbia County deputies that he returned home highly intoxicated and a “physical altercation ensued,” the report said. She was granted a temporary protection order, meaning McCall cannot return to the couple’s home or see his son, the Chronicle reported.
The Columbia County Sheriff’s Office told the newspaper deputies have responded to their home five times on domestic violence calls since 2017. McCall’s Richmond County Sheriff’s Office personnel file doesn’t mention any domestic violence issues, according to the Chronicle.
He became a deputy in October 2014 after being hired as a jailer in May 2013, according to the newspaper. AJC.com was unable to reach the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office for comment before publication.
As of Tuesday evening, he remained in the Columbia County Detention Center on a $27,300 bond, jail records show.
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