Prison guard arrested after domestic violence call

A Nevada State Prison corrections officer was arrested early Wednesday morning, suspected of assaulting his wife during a domestic dispute.

When a deputy responded to reports of the dispute at 2:10 a.m. in the 900 block of South Roop Street, the 25-year-old suspect, was reportedly chasing his wife down the street at a "full sprint," according to reports.

When deputies stopped him and eventually caught up with his wife, he reportedly told them that she had hit him in the nose. Some blood was present, the deputy noted.

However, the wife's story seemed more plausible to the arresting deputy, reports indicate.

She said the fight started as an argument when she got home shortly before 2 a.m. When she ran upstairs, he grabbed her arm and pulled her back down, she stated.

She said that twice she attempted to call 911, but he prevented her from dialing both times. In an attempt to get out of the home, she said he prevented her from opening a sliding glass door by putting her in a bear hug.

The deputy checked for bruising or cuts on the woman and saw none but he did note that a lens that appeared to have been removed from a pair of glasses during a scuffle was on the floor in the home.

Two children, ages 11 and 9, were reportedly awakened by the incident. The suspect was held in lieu of $3,000 bail.


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