Updated Tue, Sep 11, 2012 11:13 am
A Fairfield County Sheriff's Deputy is on paid administrative leave after being charged with domestic violence and abduction.
Deputy Jeffrey Sarensen was charged early Sunday morning after being seen arguing with his ex live-in girlfriend, according to a Lancaster police report.
The department's report says Sarensen's ex-girlfriend contacted him around 12:30 a.m. on Sunday asking to be picked up at the Bern Station nightclub.
Sarensen had the victim follow him to his home in her car.
Once arriving home, the two engaged in a heated argument that turned physical when Sarensen took the victim's car keys because he didn't want her driving drunk.
According to the report, Sarensen allegedly bear-hugged the victim twice and kicked her once in the stomach.
She managed to escape out of the back door towards the Orange Carpet Lounge, where an employee called the police.
The victim was cited for underage consumption and turned over to her friends.
Fairfield County Sheriff Dave Phalen says Deputy Sarensen has turned over his badge, his firearm, and his police credentials.
Lancaster police are investigating the case.