Butler County sheriff's deputy fired after domestic violence arrest

Updated: Jan. 29, 2018 at 4:40 PM CST
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BUTLER COUNTY, AL (WSFA) - A Butler County sheriff's deputy was fired Friday after being arrested in Crenshaw County, according to Butler County Sheriff Kenny Harden.

Matthew Goodson, 22, had been employed with the sheriff's office for about six months and was fired as soon as the sheriff learned about the arrest, Harden said.

According to a report from the Crenshaw County Jail, Goodson was arrested Friday and charged with domestic violence assault, child endangerment and domestic violence strangulation.

Crenshaw County Sheriff Mickey Powell said deputies were called to Goodson's residence in Crenshaw County around 4:15 a.m. Friday. Authorities are still investigating and couldn't release many details, but the sheriff said there was obviously a domestic violence situation at the residence.

Goodson was taken into custody on the scene, and his wife was taken to a hospital for treatment. Her injuries were described as non-life-threatening.

A child was in the home at the time but wasn't injured.

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