The Putnam County Sheriff’s Office has charged Michael Seth Perrault, an Eatonton, Georgia, police officer, with simple battery, family violence and cruelty to children in the third degree, according to Putnam County Jail records.
Police said they responded to a call by Perrault’s wife around 5:20 p.m. Tuesday. She stated her husband had hit her and pushed her that evening at their home on Long Island Drive in Eatonton, Sheriff Howard Sills told the Lake Oconee News. The officer denied striking his wife. Deputies on the scene reported seeing red marks on the woman’s neck and upper chest, consistent with being shoved.