The now former police chief of Oakwood, Tex. has been charged with aggravated assault after using a taser gun on his wife in the aftermath of a verbal argument.

The Associated Press reported that Oly Ivy was fired by the city council the same night of his arrest.

Ivy’s attorney told the AP, “[Ivy] is taking these allegations very seriously.” He says he intends for Ivy to “be treated the same as anybody in this situation.”

Ivy was the only full-time officer of the 500 resident town.

A video report can be seen here.

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