published Sunday, January 12th, 2014

Hamilton County jailer charged with aiming pistol at ex-girlfriend

A Hamilton County Sheriff's Office corrections officer was arrested on a charge of aggravated domestic assault Saturday morning, accused of pulling a pistol and taking aim at her ex-girlfriend.

Angelita McGhee, 42, has a history of domestic violence arrests, records show.

According to the report by Chattanooga police, McGhee's ex-girlfriend called 911 and officers were called to Hixson Court Apartments at 3825 Hixson Pike.

McGhee was gone when officers arrived, but she came back later and spoke with police. She told police the two had argued and denied brandishing a pistol, according to the report.

"Due to a history of domestic violence situations between the couple and the accusation of a weapon being directed at the victim, police placed Ms. McGhee into police custody," the report states.

In March 2013, McGhee was arrested on charges of aggravated domestic assault charge and harassment after she allegedly tried to run her ex-girlfriend off the road. She has been arrested before over the same woman, according to the report made in March.

Court records online now show no mention of the incident.

In the latest incident, McGhee posted a $6,000 bond. She is scheduled to appear before General Sessions Judge Clarence Shattuck on Jan. 21.

She did not return a voice mail message seeking comment Saturday.

McGhee was the second sheriff's office employee arrested last week.

On Thursday, a patrol deputy, Willie Greer, was fired and arrested on charged with aggravated rape and official misconduct. A woman told authorities that Greer had handcuffed her and forced her to perform sex acts on him after a traffic stop.

Sheriff Jim Hammond did not return a voice mail message seeking comment.

Contact staff writer Beth Burger at bburger@times freepress.com or 423-757-6406. Follow her on Twitter at twitter.com/abburger.

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