MPD: Deputy Jailer Arrested For Pulling Gun, Choking Wife

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(Cordova) An argument turned physical inside a Cordova home on Swansea Cove Tuesday.

According to a police affidavit, it all started when Carlos Atkins’ wife found him and another woman in their daughter’s bed.

The affidavit says husband and wife fighting and Atkins pulled a gun on her.

It also says she tried, and failed, to take it away.

Testimony in the document says Atkins then put his hands around her neck and began to choke her until she passed out.

When she woke, the deputy jailer was gone.

The wife called the police and filed a report.

Investigators say the bruises on her neck lead them to believe she was strangled.

A warrant was issued for Atkins arrest.

However, conveniently enough, Atkins was already at the jail working as a Shelby County Sheriff Deputy Jailer.

He was arrested there and charged with Aggravated Assault.

The sheriff's office says Atkins is currently relieved of duty while they investigate the allegations.

No one answered the door at Atkins listed address. He is currently out jail on a $5,000 bond.

He is due in court again on September 19th.

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