Wayne County Sheriff's Deputy Arrested By His Own Department

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Updated: 3/06 10:51 pm
The Wayne County Sheriff said his department arrested one of its own Thursday night.

Sheriff Charlie Boston said Wayne County Deputy Sergeant Danny Guffey was arrested and charged with assault in connection to a reported domestic violence incident involving Guffey's wife.

The Sheriff said Shannon Guffey did not appear to have been seriously injured.

Sheriff Boston said Guffey had an impeccable record with the department and was just recently promoted to sergeant. 

Sheriff Boston said he was shocked by the arrest.

Guffey was lodged in the Wayne County Detention Center.

The Sheriff said Guffey's status with the department would be addressed in a formal news release expected out on Friday.
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