Sgt. Deputy Clint Reynolds of the Coweta County Sheriff's Office was arrested in Fairburn Wednesday afternoon for allegedly physically abusing his wife, Kimberly, according to authorities.
Reynolds was transported to the Coweta County Jail where he now faces criminal charges of battery and aggravated assault, according to Scott Dutton, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation Region 2 assistant special agent in charge.
The GBI was asked by the sheriff's office last week to initiate an investigation into allegations of domestic abuse involving Reynolds, according to Dutton. Warrants for Reynolds' arrest were obtained on Wednesday, and the deputy was arrested without incident in Fairburn by members of the Fairburn Police Department, the GBI and the sheriff's office.
Coweta County Sheriff Mike Yeager first confirmed last week that the sheriff's office was aware and looking into the "personnel" matter. Calls to the sheriff's office for information were not returned Wednesday.