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Chief: Williamston officer on leave after domestic violence charge

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WILLIAMSTON, SC (FOX Carolina) -

Williamston Police Chief Tony Taylor confirmed to FOX Carolina that a sergeant in his department was put on administrative leave without pay following an incident where he was charged with criminal domestic violence.

According to the incident report, it was reported that Sgt. Christopher Whitfield and his wife were involved in an confrontation about a mobile phone on Saturday night.

The victim reported she attempted to leave the location and Whitfield blocked the doorway, according to the report.

According to the report, the victim said she tried to go around him and he shoved her in the chest.

The incident report said the victim did not have any visible injuries.

Sheila Cole of the Anderson County Sheriff's Office said a magistrate took out a warrant for criminal domestic violence on Whitfield, but his wife did not want to press any charges.

Chief Taylor said Whitfield had been with the department for about two years.

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