Bradley County sheriff's deputy arrested on domestic assault charge

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photo Eric Geren, 31 / Bradley County Sheriff's Office

A Bradley County sheriff's deputy was arrested by Cleveland, Tennessee, police Friday on a domestic assault charge.

Cleveland police were called to a home not far from the city's downtown area at around 1:30 a.m. There, they spoke to a woman who said the deputy, Eric Geren, had just left after pushing her down on a couch and punching a hole in her wall.

Bradley County Sheriff's Office spokesperson Taylor Woodruff said Geren, 31, has been suspended without pay and is under internal investigation while the Cleveland Police Department conducts its investigation into the incident that led to his arrest.