Sheriff: Officer arrested after threatening to shoot wife in foot | Crime
The Sumter County Sheriff’s Office arrested a police officer they say threatened to shoot his wife with a service weapon.
According to the report, officers arrested 27-year-old Richard Thomas Newman, Sr. on a charge of criminal domestic violence high and aggravated nature x2.
Deputies say a warrant was issued on July 19, and allege that on July 12, in the 4700 block of E. Brewington Road in Sumter County, Newman Sr. a police officer with the St. George Police Department, pulled out his “service weapon” while dressed in his police uniform and told his spouse “I’m going to shoot you in the foot” following an argument.
According to the report, on July 17, in the 700 block of Ravenel St. in Sumter County, Newman again pointed his service weapon at his spouse and stated “I’m going to shoot you” while they were having another verbal altercation.
Deputies say Newman Sr. turned himself in to authorities on Friday and he was transported to the Sumter-Lee Regional Detention Center.