Colbert County deputy jailed for domestic violence

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Dale Means (Courtesy Colbert County Sheriff's Department)

TUSCUMBIA, Ala. (WHNT) – A Colbert County Sheriff’s deputy and school resource officer is off the job this evening.

According to Tuscumbia Police, Colbert County Sheriff’s Deputy Dale Means has been arrested and charged with domestic violence assault.

Investigators said Means was taken into custody shortly after getting a report he had been involved in an incident which injured a woman.

Means was not on duty at the time of his arrest.

Sheriff Frank Williamson said Means has been suspended without pay from the department.

“Until this is all over with. This is the type stuff/crime that we deal with, so we’re not going to tolerate it among our own people,” Sheriff Williamson said.

According to investigators, this is not the first time they had been contacted about domestic disturbances involving Means.

Sheriff Williamson said it doesn’t matter who the person is, any form of domestic violence will not be tolerated.

“What we have to live by, and people are holding us to a higher standard,” stated Williamson. “So we need to live by that.”

Means latest assignment with the sheriff’s department was working as a school resource officer at Colbert County High School.

Tuscumbia police say Dale Means posted a $1,000 bond late Friday afternoon and was released from custody. The case will be handled in Tuscumbia City Court.