Sheriff's Deputy Arrested For 2nd Time

Sheriffs Deputy Doug Swanson Arrested For Spousal Abuse

A Kern County Sheriffs deputy has been arrested for a second time.

Sheriffs Deputy Doug Swanson was arrested Saturday night for spousal abuse.

Swanson made headlines before, when he was involved in a crash that killed Deputy James Throne in 2008.

Both deputies were responding to the same call in Lamont when their patrol cars collided at an intersection and killed Throne.

Swanson was arrested late Saturday night at his home on the 400 block of Casa Verde St. in east Bakersfield for spousal abuse.

The Sheriffs Office says the incident happened during an argument.

"During the argument, Deputy Swanson put both his hands around her waist area and forced her to the ground. The female complained of pain to the lower back area," said Sheriff's Office spokesman Ray Pruitt.

The Sheriffs Office would not confirm if the victim is Swanson's wife, only that it was spousal abuse.

This is not the first time Swanson has been arrested for domestic violence.

In 2009, Swanson was arrested after a fight outside his girlfriend's house in northeast Bakersfield.

That charge was later dismissed.

In Saturday's case, he bailed out of jail, and it is unknown when he will be in court for his arraignment.

Because it is a personnel issue, the Sheriffs Office will not say if he has been put on administrative leave, only that he's still employed with Sheriffs Office.

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