A King County sheriff’s deputy was arrested Sunday morning after he allegedly threatened to kill his girlfriend in their Issaquah home.
The 34-year-old deputy was arrested on suspicion of a domestic-violence crime, the King County Sheriff’s Office confirmed Monday evening. He was released from King County Jail Monday.
According to court documents, the deputy and his girlfriend have been dating and living together for more than two years. The deputy became upset after his girlfriend emailed his mother about a breakup. He then allegedly told her he would kill her and that he hoped her family died.
The deputy was arrested around 9 a.m. Sunday, according to court documents.
The man was hired with the sheriff’s office in 2005, according to a King County database.
The prosecutor’s office will decide on appropriate charges, and there will be a separate administration investigation to determine whether he committed any policy violations, sheriff’s spokeswoman Sgt. DB Gates said.