A Galveston County sheriff’s deputy was arrested and charged with misdemeanor assault Tuesday after an assault was reported over the weekend, according to the Galveston Police Department.

A woman went to the Galveston County Justice Center, 600 59th St., in Galveston, about 11:30 p.m. Saturday to report that she had been assaulted by her boyfriend, a sheriff’s deputy, at 2 a.m. the same day.

The woman said she and the deputy got into an argument inside his apartment on Market Street in Galveston. During the argument, the deputy pushed the woman, causing her to fall over the bed and suffer several bruises, according to her complaint.

She also told police that the deputy, “aggressively picked her up off of the floor by her wrist causing her pain,” according to the Galveston Police Department.

Galveston police investigators interviewed the woman, and photographed injuries that were consistent with her complaint, according to the department.

The woman also gave police an audio recording from her cellphone of her and the deputy from after the assault. In the recording, a man can be heard apologizing for assaulting her, police allege.

Fred Boas, 32, of Galveston, was arrested Tuesday and charged with assault causing bodily injury — family violence. His bond was set at $7,500.

Galveston County Sheriff Henry Trochesset said Boas had been reassigned to desk duty pending the conclusion of the investigation.

Boas’ arrest comes just days after he was lauded as one of two deputies responsible for pulling a suicidal woman away from an overpass on FM 646 in League City.

John Wayne Ferguson: 409-683-5226; john.ferguson@galvnews.com or on Twitter @johnwferguson.

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