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CPD officer arrested, charged after deputies say he elbowed, pushed his wife

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Charles Starling has been charged with domestic violence. (Source: Lexington County Sheriff's Department) Charles Starling has been charged with domestic violence. (Source: Lexington County Sheriff's Department)
LEXINGTON COUNTY, SC (WIS) -

An officer with the Columbia Police Department has been arrested and charged following an argument with his wife Thursday night, according to the Lexington County Sheriff's Department.

Officer Charles Starling, 37, is charged with second-degree domestic violence after investigators say he elbowed his wife in the jaw and grabbed and pushed her. 

“Our investigators determined Mr. Starling was the primary aggressor in an altercation with his wife and placed him under arrest," Lexington County Sheriff Jay Koon said.

Starling was given a $5,000 personal recognizance bond during his hearing on Friday. 

The spokesperson with the Columbia Police Department, Starling has been suspended without pay. 

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