The Lincoln assistant police chief was arrested Saturday night (April 19) , according to the Lincoln Police Department.
Tony Lee, 37, was arrested on misdemeanor charges of assault on a family member and endangering the welfare of a minor, police said.
Lee got into an argument with his wife about their children playing baseball, according to court documents. During the argument, Lee’s wife threw a measuring tape his truck. Lee then charged at his wife, who ran into the home and locked the door, according to the report.
Lee forced himself into the home and grabbed his wife by the shoulders, causing her to fall to the floor, where he began yelling and screaming at her, the report states. Lee’s wife then went to her room and began packing. Lee grabbed his wife by the shoulders and placed her against a wall and began grabbing her face trying to talk to her, according to the report.
Lee’s wife was not seriously injured, police said. Police said Lee’s two children told them in an interview that they left when their parents got into an argument and ran to their grandparent’s home.
Lee was booked into the Washington County Detention Center at 1:30 a.m. Sunday, according to the Washington County Sheriff’s Department website. Lee was released on a $710 bond, the website shows. His next court date is scheduled on May 20 in Prairie Grove District Court.
Lincoln Police Chief Russell Morphis said Lee is on administrative leave.