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Henning police officer charged in altercation that happened while on duty

Charles Readus was booked in to jail on charges of official misconduct, official oppression, and felony vandalism. Charles Readus was booked in to jail on charges of official misconduct, official oppression, and felony vandalism.

(WMC) - A Henning police officer is facing charges after an altercation with his ex-girlfriend.

Charles Readus was booked into jail on charges of official misconduct, official oppression, and felony vandalism.

Officer Readus was on duty when the incident happened, according to officials.

The victim in the case, Doris Boyd, chose to speak with WMC Action News 5's Justin Hanson about what led to the officer's arrest.

"Eventually, he's gonna hurt somebody with the temper he has," she said.

Boyd says she dated Readus for several months. When she decided to go back to her husband, she says he snapped.

"I used to tell him, 'You scare me when you holler and scream,' and I used to tell him that all that hollering wasn't called for," she said.

According to police, the altercation started at the intersection of Highway 51 and Graves Avenue in Henning, Tenn.

Boyd says she and her husband were driving when Readus tried to run them off of the road with his patrol car. She says he also hit the hood of the car and tore off one of the mirrors.

For some people in Henning, Readus' arrest came as a shock.

"Our mayor, Marva Temple, is working so hard to build this town up, and we just don't need these kinds of things to happen," said Mary Ann Jarrett.

Readus was booked into Lauderdale County Jail, but is being held in Tipton County Jail. He is due back in court on June 20.

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