The police chief of a small Anderson County town has been suspended from duty after his arrest on criminal domestic violence charges this weekend.
Anderson County Sheriff’s deputies said Saturday they had arrested and charged Iva Police Chief Tommy Miller with criminal domestic violence and third-degree assault earlier in the afternoon.
Arrest warrants accuse the 39-year-old police chief of repeatedly striking his 14-year-old son “multiple times” with a piece of wood and attempting to harm his wife. The Anderson County Sheriff’s Office incident reports states Miller did “grab the victim and throw her in an aggressive manner.” The incident report says deputies reviewed video footage and spoke with Miller’s wife and son before arresting Miller.
Town officials have suspended Miller while they look into the charges. The town council is expected to take up the matter in its meeting Monday night.
Miller was released on his own recognizance Saturday night. He declined to comment when FOX Carolina approached him shortly after his release, according to the network.