Columbia police announced Tuesday the arrest of a Columbia Fire Department firefighter.
Anthony Darrel Stewart, 42, is charged with criminal domestic violence following an altercation at a night club earlier this year.
According to a statement by police chief Skip Holbrook, Stewart assaulted the female victim October 18 at 6820 North Main Street, the address of Jay’s Lounge in the Greenview Plaza shopping center.
Columbia Fire Chief Aubrey Jenkins said Stewart, a senior firefighter with the department, has been placed on investigatory suspension pending outcome of the charges against him. Stewart has been with the department since 2003, Jenkins said.