Photo by Howard Reed

Photo by Howard Reed

COVINGTON -- The Covington Police Department issued a statement Thursday night involving the arrest of one of their detectives. Charges were brought by the Newton County Sheriff's Office and involve a domestic violence incident on Wednesday night.

According to the statement released by CPD spokesman Detective D.J. Seals, Officer Stanley Moore was charged with battery against his girlfriend under the Family Violence Act. Moore is a detective assigned to the Criminal Investigations Division and is on paid administrative leave pending the outcome of an internal affairs investigation.

"The Covington Police Department is fully dedicated to ensuring the public's trust in its officers. The department holds its officers to the highest standard of professional and personal conduct. We intend to continue working fully with the Newton County Sheriff's Office to bring this situation to a complete and truthful conclusion," the statement read.

NCSO spokesman Lt. Tyrone Oliver said deputies were dispatched to a residence on Campbell Road in the south end of the county about 10:30 Wednesday night in reference to a domestic altercation.

"We had two conflicting stories last night and turned it over to investigations," he said. "When the investigation was completed, we charged him (Moore) with family violence battery."

Oliver said the woman and Moore share the Campbell Road residence. Although she had visible injuries, Oliver said she declined medical treatment Wednesday night and did not have to seek treatment Thursday.

"There was no alcohol or substance abuse involved, just a verbal disagreement that turned physical," Oliver said.