Deputy Charged With Assaulting Girlfriend

In another embarrassment for the Bexar County Sheriff's Department, a deputy was indicted today on charges that he assaulted an ex girlfriend, News Radio 1200 WOAI reports.

Andrew McDermott, identified by the District Attorney's office as a Bexar County Sheriff's Deputy, is charged with aggravated robbery and aggravated assault.

The indictment claims that McDermott, 27, 'brandished a knife while threatening his ex girlfriend over text messages that he believed that she may have sent to others.'

McDermott is charged with cutting the woman in the arm while trying to 'cut the phone out of her pajamas.'

The Sheriff's Department says it has begun proceedings to fire McDermott.

He is the latest in a string of deputies and Bexar County Sheriff's Department employees arrested for misconduct over the past two years, on charges ranging from drunk driving to domestic violence to smuggling drugs into the jail.


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