UPDATE:

DOTHAN, Ala. (WDHN) — A Headland Police officer who was arrested after police say he choked his wife has been released on bond.

Robert Maddox Jr., 24, of Dothan, was arrested and charged with one count of domestic violence strangulation by Dothan Police on Thursday.

Maddox was released from the Houston County Jail after posting a bond of $30,000 on Friday afternoon.

ORIGINAL:

DOTHAN, Ala. (WDHN) — A Dothan man has been arrested after police say he threw his wife to the floor and choked her.

On Tuesday, a female victim reported to the Dothan Police Department that during the first week of March, she was the victim of domestic violence situation. 

Police say Maddox’s wife reported that the situation escalated to the point she was thrown to the floor and then choked, cutting off her air supply.

On Thursday, after an investigation, Dothan Police arrested Robert Allen Maddox Jr., 24, of Dothan, and charged him with one count of domestic violence strangulation. 

Maddox’s wife received non-life-threatening injuries from the incident.

Maddox has been placed on administrative leave, which is typical under these circumstances, and his badge and his gun have been taken, according to Headland Police.

Maddox is currently in the Houston County Jail with a $30,000 bond set.