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Carter County deputy charged with assault

Published On: Oct 07 2013 12:25:01 PM EDT   Updated On: Oct 07 2013 01:55:01 PM EDT
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Matt Ainsworth

CARTER COUNTY, Tenn. -

A Carter County deputy sheriff is on administrative leave without pay after authorities say he was charged with assault and assault under domestic violence.

According to sheriff Chris Mathes, 25-year-old Matt Ainsworth was arrested Sunday morning after they received a call that he assaulted his girlfriend.

Mathes says Ainsworth will be on administrative leave pending the investigation.

He added it was disheartening to have to investigate one of his own.