SAPD officer arrested, accused of striking woman in face during domestic dispute

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SAN ANTONIO – A San Antonio police officer was arrested early Thursday after investigators talked about he struck a woman in the face during a domestic dispute.

Officer Christian Harris, 28, was arrested merely earlier than 3 a.m. after Bexar County Sheriff’s deputies responded to an assault title, in holding with an SAPD media launch.

Deputies talked about Harris tried to depart the scene nonetheless was stopped a block away and launched into custody, the discharge states.

Harris has labored for SAPD since 2016 and was most at present assigned to the division’s east substation.

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SAPD officers talked about Thursday Harris has now been briefly suspended with out pay.

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A BCSO incident report states that deputies had been often known as to a house in far west Bexar County after Harris’ alleged sufferer confirmed up and claimed she had been assaulted at one totally different residence.

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The woman, who KSAT isn’t naming, instructed deputies she had jumped over a amount of fences to get away from Harris after hiding from him close to a shed in the yard following the domestic dispute.

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She instructed investigators the couple had been ingesting at bars downtown earlier in the evening and that she had gotten upset in consequence of she felt Harris was chatting with a particular woman, the report states.

After arriving house, Harris and the woman argued and he grabbed her cell phone and shattered it on the underside, in holding with the report.

Harris “proceeded to punch her with a closed fist in her mouth, inflicting cuts and lacerations to the within of her lip,” the report states.

After the alleged assault, the woman talked about she hid in the couple’s yard whereas Harris fed their canine after which started leaping over fences after Harris obtained proper right here open air with a flashlight to hunt for her, the report states.

Deputies on the scene well-known that the woman had cuts on her legs and arms in all chance sustained whereas leaping over fences.

Harris was not on the couple’s house when deputies confirmed up, nonetheless he was pulled over a brief distance away, the report states.

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He was booked into jail on a Class A misdemeanor worth of assault inflicting bodily injury-married merely earlier than 6 a.m., Justice of the Peace knowledge present.

Harris’ bond was set at $2,500. He’s scheduled to be arraigned on Feb. 14.

The officer’s mugshot was not accessible at time of publishing, nonetheless SAPD outfitted Harris’ service {{photograph}}. We’ll submit his mugshot when it’s made accessible by means of Bexar County.

To contact the Household Violence Prevention Companies, the disaster hotline is 210-733-8810. Discover additional belongings for victims of domestic violence correct proper right here.”

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