Muskogee Police Investigator Mark Campbell was arrested on Tuesday of this week and charged with domestic abuse - assault and battery, a misdemeanor, after his ex-wife, Ashly Campbell, told sheriff’s deputies he hit her.
The deputy who took her statement said he saw swelling around her eye.
Campbell is currently on paid administrative leave from the police department while an internal investigation into the matter is ongoing. The incident allegedly occurred on Nov. 8. Campbell was arrested after the district attorney decided to press charges. He was released from jail 15 minutes after he was booked in without bail.
He will be back in court on Dec. 12 for a disposition docket, where he will enter a plea in the case.
Arrests and charges do not indicate guilt; Campbell, like all criminal defendants, is innocent until he is proven guilty in court.