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Veteran Officer Arrested For Domestic Assault

By Empriss Campbell
By ecampbell@wbbjtv.com

HENRY COUNTY, Tenn. - A 20-year-veteran of the Henry County Sheriff Department has been charged with domestic assault.

According to Henry County Sheriff Monte Belew, Sgt. Lester Riggins was arrested by the Paris Police Department, Wednesday night, after a domestic incident with his wife.

Sheriff Belew said HCSD received the domestic disturbance call at 6 p.m. on Highway 77. Belew said officers with Paris Police Department responded to the incident due to the nature of the call.

Sheriff Belew said Sgt. Riggins made bond late Wednesday night. Sgt. Riggins made his first court appearance in General Sessions Thursday morning.

According to Sheriff Belew no one was injured in the incident. Sgt. Riggins is currently on paid leave pending further investigation.