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CPD officer charged with criminal domestic violence

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Tobin Barton (Source: Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center) Tobin Barton (Source: Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center)

A Columbia Police Department officer was arrested Saturday and charged with criminal domestic violence, Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott said.

Just before 1 a.m. deputies were called to a home in the 800 block of Sparkleberry Lane for a possible assault.

Officer Tobin Barton and his live-in girlfriend were involved in a verbal altercation that ended when Barton assaulted the victim by grabbing her around the throat, Lott said.

Barton was arrested and transported to the Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center. He was released the same day on $5,242 bond.

A spokesperson for the Columbia Police Department said Barton has been suspended without pay.

According to court records, Barton can't return to his residence until March 25 to pick up his personal belongings and he must have a uniformed escort.

He was also ordered to have no contact with the victim directly, only indirect through a mutual third party to discuss child care.

His next court date is scheduled for May 14.

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