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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- A 14-year veteran with the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office is facing a charge of domestic battery.

Troy Harris, 49, was arrested on March 24, according to a statement and report from the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office.

An alleged incident between Harris and his wife occurred on March 23, according to the report. Harris and his wife were involved in a verbal altercation that became physical when Harris allegedly pushed his wife onto a couch and prevented her from getting up several times. Harris is also accused of punching his wife in the arm during the same altercation, according to the report.

Harris left home following the alleged altercation, but returned a short time later to retrieve some of his belongings, the report stated.

Harris' wife told police she did not immediately call the police because she needed time to think about the incident and decided to call the police a day after the alleged incident occurred.

Harris has been with the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office as a corrections officer for 14-years, according to a statement from Undersheriff Dwain Senterfitt. An investigation was conducted by the JSO Integrity Unit, which investigates allegations of criminal wrongdoing by employees. The administrative case will begin when the criminal case is disposed of, per legal process and Harris has been reassigned to an administrative job, according to Senterfitt.

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