Carter County deputy charged with assault

POSTED: 12:25 PM Oct 07 2013   UPDATED: 1:55 PM Oct 07 2013
matt ainsworth
CARTER COUNTY, Tenn. -

A Carter County deputy sheriff is on administrative leave without pay after authorities say he was charged with assault and assault under domestic violence.

According to sheriff Chris Mathes, 25-year-old Matt Ainsworth was arrested Sunday morning after they received a call that he assaulted his girlfriend.

Mathes says Ainsworth will be on administrative leave pending the investigation.

He added it was disheartening to have to investigate one of his own.