|Updated: 12/13/2011 3:41 pm
||Published: 12/12/2011 4:01 pm
LITTLE ROCK, AR – The Little Rock Police Officer accused of punching his wife in a domestic dispute Friday has plead not guilty. His next court date has been set for February 14, 2012.
According to the police report, the victim reports her husband, John Bracey, held her down against their couch by her neck and punched her in the face. The police report lists John Bracey as being 6’5” and 335 pounds. Police say that Bracey has been with the department for 16 years.
Police say Officer Bracey turned himself in with his attorney on Monday. He has been charged with aggravated assault on a household member. His attorney arranged for Bracey to be released after he is processed through the jail.
According to witness statements in the police report, Bracey and his wife were arguing over taking their 14-year-old son on a hunting trip. The report says that the alleged assault took place in front of their son and 8-year-old daughter.
Bracey has been placed on paid administrative leave.