A Braddock Hills police officer was arrested Monday night after authorities said he allegedly assaulted his wife and threatened to kill her in front of their children.
Investigators said officer Thomas Weaver’s wife told detectives that he assaulted her in a church parking lot near their Washington County home Monday afternoon.
According to the criminal complaint, Weaver’s wife said the alleged assault happened when she was dropping off their children and transferring them into his car,
The complaint said Weaver grabbed the victim by her neck and around her throat, before throwing her backwards into her car.
The woman told police he was screaming that he was going to kill her, the complaint said. She said she had to scratch his face and kick him in the groin to get him off of her.
According to the complaint, Weaver’s wife said his last words were if she came home tonight, he would kill her.
“The officer will be suspended. We will meet with him tomorrow afternoon. He is well aware of what’s going on,” Braddock Hills Mayor Mark Vogel said.
Vogel said he’s known Weaver for more than a decade.
“He’s always had a great reputation. Honestly, I’m astonished,” Vogel said. “I am standing with our officer. He’s innocent until proven guilty. There are two sides to every story. We will find out what happened in court.
Weaver is charged with assault, harassment and terroristic threats, officials said. He posted bail Tuesday morning.