Alabama police officer arrested after horse dispute

PRICHARD, Ala. (AP) " An Alabama police officer is facing assault and other charges after being accused of hurting a woman during an off-duty dispute about a horse.

Authorities say Prichard Police Sgt. Robert Golden is charged with second-degree assault, reckless endangerment, menacing and harassment after a confrontation that occurred near Mobile.

Mobile County Sheriff's Capt. Paul Burch tells ( ) that a woman called deputies about a horse that wandered onto her property.

Golden is accused of showing up after a deputy left and accusing the woman of stealing the animal. Burch says a confrontation left the woman with abrasions on the face and head, and her arm is in a cast.

Court records aren't yet available to show if Golden has an attorney to speak on his behalf.

This story has been automatically published from the Associated Press wire which uses US spellings

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