LAUDERDALE COUNTY, Ala. – A deputy with the Lauderdale County Sheriff’s Office was arrested Thursday.
According to the Lauderdale County Sheriff’s Office, Deputy Wes Holland was arrested on charges of domestic violence and harassment.
Officials said the charges are a result of a verbal fight Holland had with the mother of his child on Father’s Day and the fight did not involve physical violence.
In Alabama, a person can be charged with domestic violence for incidents resulting in abuse, assault, harassment, or even threats.
Investigator Joshua Casson with One Place of The Shoals said victims should report incidents whenever they fear for their safety.
Sheriff Rick Singleton said that Holland turned himself into authorities while accompanied by his lawyer.
Per Lauderdale County Sheriff’s Office policy, Holland was placed on Administrative Leave with pay pending the ruling on the charges.
If a law enforcement officer is convicted of domestic violence, their Alabama Peace Officers’ Standards and Training certification is revoked and they can no longer serve as an officer.