Deputy arrested after violent tirade
PIERRE PART - An Assumption Parish Sheriff's deputy was arrested and fired from his job Tuesday after an altercation he had with his wife and a fellow officer.
The sheriff's office said Gary Ellis, Jr, 30, was booked on charges after he come home from a day of drinking, threw his wife to the ground in various rooms of their home on Daniel Street then confronted a deputy who responded to the disturbance and tried to take her gun. Subsequent responding deputies were able to subdue Ellis, the sheriff's office said in a news release.
Ellis was taken to jail for domestic abuse battery, battery of a police officer and attempted disarming of a peace officer. His bond had not been set by Tuesday evening.
The sheriff's office said Ellis was a four-year veteran of the force.
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