Charleston County detention officer arrested, charged with criminal domestic violence
A Charleston County jailer told his wife he had been sleeping with a co-worker, then got into a fight with her when she mentioned a divorce, according to the deputies who arrested him.
Detention Officer First Class Michael Keene, 55, was charged with criminal domestic violence.
Berkeley County deputies were called to Keene’s house on Courtland Drive in Summerville about 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, according to the incident report. His wife told them Keene came home from work and said he had been sleeping with a co-worker and she asked him if they could split everything down the middle in the divorce papers.
She said Keene starting screaming and cursing, and she walked into the bedroom to start packing some clothes to spend the night somewhere else. She said she heard Keene coming and tried to lock the door, then got her leg caught between the door and the frame when he tried to force open the door. She told deputies Keene kept slamming the door, bruising her leg.
A deputy said he observed bruising on her leg.
A neighbor told deputies they heard Keene’s wife screaming and yelling for help.
Keene surrendered to authorities about 5 p.m. Wednesday and was released on his own recognizance, Charleston County sheriff’s Capt. Kevin Whited said.
Keene had worked at the jail since February 2010 and was placed on administrative leave without pay, Whited said.
Christina Elmore contributed to this story. Reach Dave Munday at 937-5553 or twitter.com/dmunday.