PAHRUMP, Nev. (AP) — A sheriff's deputy has been arrested for allegedly pointing a gun at his wife during a domestic dispute.
The Nye County Sheriff's office said in a statement that Andrew Denning of Pahrump was arrested and now faces charges of assault with a deadly weapon, child endangerment and domestic battery.
Authorities said Denning and his wife were in an argument Saturday when he pushed her with his shoulder and tried to leave with his child.
When the wife resisted, Denning allegedly pointed a gun at her.
Denning has served as a deputy at the county detention center since Dec. 2014.
He has been placed on leave.