Springfield Officer On Paid Leave Following Allegations Of Domestic Violence
SPRINGFIELD TENNESSEE: (Smokey Barn News) – A Springfield Police officer has been placed on paid administrative leave following domestic violence allegations in Clarksville Tennessee.
According to Springfield Police Chief Jason Head, he is aware of the (alleged) incident that occurred over the weekend in Clarksville, and his department is looking into the allegations.
“Jarreil Peoples has been placed on paid administrative leave from the Springfield Police Department,” Chief Head told Smokey Barn News. “An internal investigation is currently being conducted by the Springfield Police Department.
According to the arrest warrant obtained by Smokey Barn News, on Sunday Clarksville police were called to a home in a subdivision off Tylertown Rd near the Tennessee/Kentucky border regarding a domestic in progress just before 9 pm.
When officers arrived on the scene they made contact with a (female) inside of her vehicle near her home. She told police that she and her ex-boyfriend (Peoples) whom she shares a child, had been in a physical altercation regarding an exchange of property.
According to the arrest warrant, when she arrived at the residence, Peoples “approached her vehicle with an ak-47 rifle slung on-his-left side, and that the defendant (Peoples) pointed it (the rifle) at the vehicle causing the victim to drive away out of fear.”
According to the arrest warrant, the victim told police that Peoples then called her to let her know his weapon had been put up and to return to the residence to exchange property. According to the arrest warrant, the victim told police that she did return. During the exchange of property, the victim told police that Peoples “kicked in her driver’s side window striking her in the face with his foot and shards of glass.” The arrest warrant then states; “The victim was bleeding from the face as a result of the kick to the face and had lacerations from the glass.”
The victim then advised that on April 19 of this year, Peoples had come to her residence to return her house key. She told police that -as she was walking Peoples to her front door, “Peoples turned around and picked her up and body slammed her into her stairs,” the arrest warrant stated. In the arrest warrant, Peoples told police, “Nothing physical had occurred on that day.”
According to the arrest warrant, a day later the victim provided Instagram messages in which Peoples allegedly replied “It’s my fault shouldn’t have done it” and “I’m keeping my hands to myself from here on out.”
Chief Head added that there were no previous domestic or assault charges on Peoples’ record during the hiring process last year.
Clarksville Police will be leading the investigation into the allegations. The Springfield Police Department will be conducting its own investigation relative to Peoples employment but, at the moment, Peoples, (out on a $5000 bond) is on paid administrative leave. Peoples joined the Springfield Police Department in August of last year.
According to our research, before joining the Springfield Police Department, Peoples started his career as a police officer with the Clarksville Police Department back in 2015.
For obvious reasons of safety, Smokey Barn News will not be releasing the name of the victim or any address directly or indirectly related to the officer.
This is a developing story. As soon as more information is released, we will bring it to you.
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