Billy James Slappey, Alabama State Trooper, Arrested for Multiple Domestic Violence Charges

handcuffsAlabama state trooper Billy James Slappey has been placed on administrative leave after being charged with two domestic violence misdemeanors.

Slappey, 41, turned himself in to Florence Police after the two charges were brought against him, according to reports from WHNT News 19 and

Slappey has been charged with domestic violence/criminal mischief and domestic violence/harassment, both of which are misdemeanors in Alabama.

A report against Slappey was filed with One Place of the Shoals, a domestic violence agency that operates within the Lauderdale County District Attorney’s office. The report was filed sometime last week by a female Lauderdale County resident.

The identity of the woman has not been made public, but court records show that Slappey was divorced earlier this year.

The city magistrate reviewed evidence and interviews following the woman’s report and decided to issue a warrant for Slappey’s arrest. He was booked into the Lauderdale County jail on Monday, Sept. 28 and was later released on $2,500 bond.

The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency told WHNT News 19 that Slappey has been placed on mandatory administrative leave pending the investigation.

Over 50% of American women experience physical violence from a romantic partner, making domestic abuse the leading cause of physical injuries aimed at women. In Alabama alone, the latest statistics from 2012 show that 32,995 simple assaults were reported, 2,722 aggravated assaults were reported, and 24 homicides occurred as a result of domestic violence.

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