A school resource officer with the Orangeburg (SC) Department of Public Safety has been fired following charges filed against him for third-degree domestic violence.

According to WLTX-TV News, 43-year-old Eric Bonaparte and his wife were at a holiday function when he reportedly struck the woman in the face with a closed fist.

A police report alleges that Bonaparte continued to batter his wife at their home after returning from the event.

A responding officer reported seeing swelling and blackness to the victim's eye.

Orangeburg DPS Chief Mike Adams informed Bonaparte that he was being arrested and fired.

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