The Texarkana Texas Police Department say a local law enforcement employee is jailed following an altercation Monday morning.

Police say they arrested 38 year old Stephen Powell, of Texarkana Texas, for Assault with Bodily Injury - Family Violence. Powell is employed as a deputy/bailiff with the Bowie County Sheriff’s Office.

Officers were dispatched to report of a disturbance at a residence in the 3800 block of Connie Lane at 7:44 Monday morning. When officers arrived, the victim advised that Powell had struck her several times during an argument. She had bruises and injuries to her face that authorities say were consistent with her account of the events. Officers learned that the victim and Powell  had previously lived together in the house.

Powell was arrested for Assault with Bodily Injuries and transported to the Bi-State Jail. His bond has been set at $3,000. The investigation into the case is continuing by  the Texarkana, Texas Police Department.







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