TURLOCK (AP) — Stockton’s fire chief has been arrested on suspicion of domestic violence.
Chief Erik Newman was arrested at Stockton City Hall Thursday and turned over to police in neighboring Turlock, southeast of San Francisco.READ MORE: UPDATE: Fremont Sexual Assault Suspect Now Charged in 3rd Case; Additional Victims Sought
Turlock police chief Nino Amirfar says the arrest involves a Saturday report that Newman injured a person who used to live with him in Turlock.
He didn’t disclose the nature of the injuries or other details.READ MORE: A Surprise Hit, Filipino-Theme Home Movie Filmed in Daly City Spawns Sequel
Newman was booked on suspicion of felony spousal abuse. It wasn’t immediately clear whether he had an attorney.
The Stockton city manager’s office has placed Newman on administrative leave.
Newman became chief of the 200-member fire department in 2015. He had been expected to retire this month.MORE NEWS: COVID Reopening: East Bay Moviegoers Carefully Step Back Into Theaters
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