Lieutenant with Glynn County Police Department arrested for domestic violence

(Glynn County Sheriff's Office)

A Lieutenant with the Glynn County Police Department is on administrative leave after being arrested on domestic violence charges.

Lieutenant Robert Cory Sasser was charged with Simple Battery and Criminal Trespass, both under the Family Violence Act.

Police say there were called to the home of Sasser's estranged wife just after 3 a.m. Sunday morning for a report of domestic violence.

After reviewing reports from the scene and looking at the video from the responding officers' body cameras, Police Chief John Powell sent the case to the Chief Magistrate and Solicitor General for their review, according to a news release.

They issued the warrants and Sasser turned himself in on Monday.

"This is a difficult time for the Police Department, as it is not an easy task to have to arrest one of your own." said Chief Powell. He said "However, at a minimum, Police Officers must be held to the same standard as everyone else."

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