Maricopa County Sheriff's Office (MCSO) Deputy Medardo Sanchez was yesterday arrested for assaulting his wife and child last weekend. He is now charged with aggravated assault and child abuse.
Police responded to a 911 call at the couple's home. Deputy Sanchez was not home at the time, so he was not arrested until the Phoenix Police tracked him down a couple days later. According to Mrs. Sanchez, the couple got into an argument over allegations of infidelity. Mr. Sanchez grabbed his wife by the neck, impeded her breathing, and ripped out some of her hair. He is also accused of trying to hit her with a lamp, but falling onto her instead. During the incident his foot hit their baby causing him to cry.
The MCSO released a statement in response to this baby beater saying that they will not tolerate unlawful behavior by their staff.