SUMTER, SOUTH CAROLINA – A St. George police officer is facing charges after allegedly threatening his spouse during arguments in two separate incidents.
Richard Thomas Newman, Sr., 27, is charged with two counts of criminal domestic violence of a high and aggravated nature, according to the Sumter County Sheriff’s Office.
Authorities say Newman is accused of pulling out his service weapon while dressed in his police uniform on July 12 and telling his spouse, “I’m going to shoot you in the foot” during an argument. He is also accused of telling his wife “I’m going to shoot you” on July 17 during another argument. Both incidents happened in Sumter County.
The report states that Newman turned himself in at the Sumter Law Enforcement Center and was transported to the Sumter-Lee Regional Detention Center.
The exact date that Newman turned himself in was not reported.