Columbia police officer arrested for criminal domestic violence

A domestic dispute lands a Columbia police officer in jail

COLUMBIA (WACH) - A domestic dispute turned dangerous lands a Columbia police officer in jail.

Sheriff Leon Lott tell us that just before 1:00AM Saturday deputies were called to a residence on Sparkleberry Lane where 37 year old Tobin Barton and his live in girlfriend were involved in an argument. It escalated when Barton assaulted his girlfriend by grabbing her around the throat.

Barton was arrested and transported to the Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center and has been charged with criminal domestic violence.