GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina police officer accused by sheriff's deputies of assaulting a woman and threatening to kill her daughter is facing new charges.
WITN-TV in Greenville reports the Pitt County Sheriff's Office says it served more warrants on Wednesday against 30-year-old Greenville police officer Ryan Kurtz.
According to deputies, Kurtz is now charged with child abuse as well as additional charges of assault on a female and communicating threats in connection with an incident earlier this month.
The officer was charged initially with assault on a female, assault by strangulation and communicating threats. Kurtz is jailed without bond.
Kurtz has been placed on administrative leave without pay and had his police authority suspended. He is jailed without bond and it's not known if he has an attorney.
Information from: WITN-TV, http://www.witn.com/