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Richland County deputy arrested, fired following incident with his wife

Published: Dec. 7, 2016 at 10:04 PM EST|Updated: Dec. 8, 2016 at 12:13 PM EST
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COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - A Richland County Sheriff's deputy has been arrested and charged following an altercation with his wife, according to the Lexington County Sheriff's Department.

Deputies arrested William Carlson, 32, after the incident.

Investigators say Carlson was the "primary aggressor" in the incident that happened Wednesday around 8 a.m. According to a SLED warrant, Carlson pushed his wife of seven months, put her in a headlock, then put her on the floor.

The Richland County Sheriff's Department says Carlson was immediately terminated after word of the incident surfaced.

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