A Kennebec County Sheriff's Deputy is facing charges for allegedly assaulting his wife.

Maine State Police say the investigation began after a report was made to the Kennebec County Sheriff's Office on Monday. The report was about alleged ongoing domestic violence incidents at a home in West Gardiner.

Department of Public Safety spokesperson Shannon Moss says the individual claimed that Kennebec County Sheriff's Deputy Daniel Ross, 29, had been assaulting his wife in their home when he was off-duty. Deputies spoke with Ross's wife and then, as a result of that conversation, contacted Maine State Police.

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An investigation into the claims resulted in Maine State Police Troopers arresting Deputy Ross on Monday night at 10:30, while he was on duty. He was transported to the Somerset County Jail and charged with three counts of Domestic Violence Assault, three counts of Domestic Violence Criminal Threatening with a Dangerous Weapon, Unlawful Sexual Contact, Domestic Violence Terrorizing with a Dangerous Weapon, and Aggravated Assault.

Ross has worked with the Kennebec County Sheriff's Office since March 16, 2021. He's currently on administrative leave with pay.

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