KCSO deputy arrested following domestic incident

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A Knox County Sheriff’s deputy was arrested following a domestic incident with his girlfriend around 12:25 a.m. on Thursday morning, according to court records. 

Reports say Travis Scates and the victim got into an argument. When she went to get clothes and leave the residence, she says Scates grabbed her arm and had her up against the wall. 

The victim was able to get past Scates and leave the residence. Reports say she has bruises on her left arm. 

Scates is being charged with domestic assault. 

According to a KCSO spokesperson, Scates is suspended from KCSO without pay pending investigation. 

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