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Jackson Deputy Police Chief resigns following arrest

source: Ridgeland police source: Ridgeland police
Source: Ridgeland police Source: Ridgeland police
JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Jackson Deputy Police Chief Brady Hightower has resigned following his arrest in Ridgeland Monday. Hightower was charged with assaulting his girlfriend in a bank parking lot on Lake Harbour Drive.

"My client, Deputy Chief Brady Hightower, is very proud of his 25 year career in law enforcement and the work he did for the City of Jackson," said his attorney Rocky Wilkins in a statement. "After thoughtful consideration, this afternoon my client turned in his resignation to Chief Lee Vance of the Jackson Police Department.  Regarding the recent  allegations in Ridgeland, we plan to address those charges in Court at the proper time.”

Witnesses identified Hightower as the primary aggressor. During the struggle, police say the victim sustained an injury to her lip which drew a small amount of blood.

Police say she refused medical treatment.

Hightower was wearing a Jackson Police Department uniform and was struggling with his girlfriend over possession of a car.

The victim told police that she wanted to file criminal charges against Hightower.

Because of the injuries she had, the statement from the victim and witnesses, and the victim wishing to push for criminal charges, Hightower was taken into custody by Ridgeland police officers.

Hightower was taken to Ridgeland Police Department where he was booked and processed on one count of Simple Assault Domestic Violence.

After processing, Hightower was taken to Madison County Detention Center where he was held until his initial appearance where bond was set at $5,000.

He was also issued a "No Contact Order" with the victim until final court disposition.

A trial date has been set in Ridgeland Municipal Court for Tuesday, February 9 at 1:30 p.m.

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