A police officer in Pecos, Texas has been arrested after he allegedly assaulted a Reeves County Sheriff's deputy. The two were boyfriend and girlfriend.
Officer Felix Salcido of the Pecos Police Department has been charged with Assault Causing Bodily Injury to a Family Member, a Class A Misdemeanor.
Salcido and the deputy were in a dating relationship, he allegedly hit her during a domestic dispute on January 18. Investigators said the alleged victim's body showed obvious signs of physical injury.
Salcido was arrested and booked in late January.
Pecos Police Chief Lisa Tarango says that Salcido has been placed on administrative leave until the investigation into the case is complete.
The Texas Rangers are investigating the case.