Lt. Coleman Todd Heath, 31, who EPD Chief Stan Bradley said had been with the department about five years, was charged with stalking under the Family Violence Act and false report of a crime.
The incident report released Thursday by BCSO indicates around 1 p.m. Heath entered the family home at 70 Red Top Circle in Emerson when his wife and three children were present. His wife, Keishia Nicole Heath, 31, told deputies Todd Heath entered the home "with his cell phone recording, telling her that she had to go and was in violation of a bond order while putting his wrists together."
Keishia Heath said the two are in the process of a divorce, and as a result of her recent arrest, the two were ordered to stay away from each other. She was arrested in June on Family Violence Act charges, and the alleged victim in that case was Todd Heath.
The report completed after Wednesday's incident alleges Todd Heath, who said he had previously moved most of his belongings out of the home, told deputies he had called Keishia Heath and told her to leave the home, but she was still there when he arrived, prompting him to notify authorities.
A BCSO Family Violence Unit investigator responded to the scene and arrested Todd Heath. When deputies first arrived at the scene, Keishia Heath and her children were standing outside across the street, the report said.
Sheriff Clark Millsap in a press release said Todd Heath had reported his estranged wife was trespassing and attempted to have Keishia Heath arrested for violating the bond order.
"However, investigation revealed that [Todd Heath] had voluntarily moved out of the residence a few weeks prior to this incident and that Keishia was currently living in the residence with the children," the release said. "Investigators say [Todd Heath] returned to the residence wanting to move back in and have Keishia removed, stating that the residence was his."
In a Thursday phone interview, Bradley said Todd Heath is on paid administrative leave pending the results of an internal investigation.
The chief added the department had no past problems with Todd Heath, who he called "a model employee."
"We have never had any problem with him. He's the kind of police officer that every department wants," Bradley said. "I would love for it to work out. The internal investigation would have to show there was no criminal act committed and hopefully it will do that."
Bradley confirmed that if convicted of an offense under the Family Violence Act, Heath would no longer be allowed to carry a firearm.
Since his arrest Wednesday around 2:30 p.m., Todd Heath was released from jail on a $3,500 bond.