A Tuscaloosa police officer has been arrested on a domestic violence charge for the second time in two years.
Around 7:40 p.m. Thursday, Tuscaloosa police responded to a disturbance call at a home in the 4600 block of East 27th Street.
After speaking with the victim and the suspect, officers found probable cause to charge 56-year-old Robert Ashley Fourt with third degree domestic violence criminal coercion.
Fourt was taken into custody and booked into the Tuscaloosa County Jail on a $300 bond, TPD Sgt. Brent Blankley said.
Fourt has worked as a police officer for the Tuscaloosa Police Department since 2003. He is now on administrative leave.
Fourt was charged in 2012 with domestic violence criminal mischief third degree. The victim in that case told police Fourt was highly intoxicated and destroying items inside the home. Tuscaloosa firefighters had to put out a small fire Fourt had set in the garage.
Fourt was also placed on administrative leave after his 2012 arrest.
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