Deputy arrested, charged with battering girlfriend
July 06, 2018 05:37 PM
LEA COUNTY, N.M. - A Lea County Sheriff's deputy is behind bars Friday, charged with battery. Hobbs Police responded to a home in reference to a domestic disturbance on Thursday just before 4 a.m.
According to officers, the live-in girlfriend of 34-year-old Frank Williams told them he had hit her in the face.
Officers on the scene gave verbal commands to Williams to exit the residence, but he had locked himself in a bedroom and would not comply with orders.
Police were able to contact him on the phone and eventually Williams came out of the room and was arrested.
Williams, who is a 10-month veteran with the sheriff's office, has been charged with battery on a household member and resisting, evading, or obstructing an officer. He is being held at the Hobbs City Jail until his arraignment.
Williams was immediately placed on administrative leave as soon as the sheriff's office learned of the allegations against him.
Officials with the sheriff's office say they take allegations of misconduct by deputies seriously and will take the appropriate actions based on the outcome of the investigation.
Updated: July 06, 2018 05:37 PM
Created: July 06, 2018 10:27 AM
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