Female Charleston County detention officer accused of beating husband, also a jail officer

Fran Michelle Heyward, 27, of North Charleston, who is a detention officer for Charleston County, was charged with criminal domestic violence. Heyward is accused of beating her husband, Larry Heyward, Jr., also a detention officer, at their North Charleston apartment. (Provided)

A female Charleston County detention officer is accused of beating her husband, who is also a jail officer, at their North Charleston apartment on Saturday, according to authorities.

Police arrested Fran Michelle Heyward, 27, and charged her with criminal domestic violence.

Her husband, Larry Heyward, Jr. 29, told investigators he was walking away from his wife during an argument, when she followed him into their bedroom and began hitting him with her hands, according to an incident report.

Larry Heyward squatted in the corner of the room and his wife began “man bashing him to attempt to him to respond to her,” the report stated.

Fran Heyward also threw a bottle of cologne at her husband’s face, according to authorities. The couple has been married for two years and has two children, the report stated.

Fran Heyward told police she and her husband were arguing, but that there was no physical contact, the report stated.

Fran Heyward was placed on administrative leave without pay, according to Charleston County Sheriff’s Office Chief Inspector Chris Brokaw.

She was released from the Dorchester County detention center, where she had been held, on a $5,000 personal recognizance bail. Reach Natalie Caula at 937-5594 or Twitter.com/ncaula.

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