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Former Irmo assistant fire chief resigns, charged with assaulting wife

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IRMO, S.C. (WACH) - The former Irmo assistant fire chief is facing domestic violence charges.

On Tuesday, Lexington County deputies arrested Clyde Thomas, 47, after what investigators call a "physical confrontation" with his wife.

Thomas is charged with third degree domestic violence.

He resigned from his position as assistant chief of operations with the Irmo Fire District on Tuesday night.

Thomas was taken into custody at his residence on Berl Mar Road in the Columbia area of Lexington County.

Deputies say their investigation determined Thomas was the "primary aggressor" in the confrontation with his wife.

He was released from the Lexington County Detention Center Wednesday after a judge granted him a personal recognizance bond.

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