MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - A Shelby County Sheriff's Office deputy was arrested and charged with domestic violence and simple assault on Saturday.
Mark Laub, 36, faces domestic violence charges after a night of drinking. Police said Mark and his wife, Tammy Laub, had scratches and bruises on their bodies. Mark and Tammy were both arrested, because investigators were not able to determine which of them was the primary aggressor.
Mark told investigators he was trying to prevent his wife, Tammy Laub, 40, from leaving with her keys because they both had been drinking.
Mark told police that he inadvertently pushed his wife to the ground while trying to prevent her from getting her car keys. Mark said he was afraid she would injure herself if she took off with her keys.
Tammy told police she was not trying to get her keys and leave, but instead she was just trying to get away from Mark and get some air.
Tammy was also arrested and charged with domestic violence and simple assault.
Shelby County Sheriff's Office suspended Mark Laub with pay.
Two days after Laub's Another deputy was arrested on domestic violence accusations. Deputy Terrell Turnage was suspended without pay. Here is why.