AVONDALE, AZ - An employee for the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office was arrested Thursday for allegedly assaulting and threatening his wife.
According to an Avondale police report, William Glen Edmond, employed as an MCSO detention officer for the past five years, was arrested on one count each of criminal damage, sexual assault, endangerment, assault with reckless intent, and two counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.
On July 9, Edmond's wife of eight years contacted the Avondale Police Department to report that her husband sexually assaulted her, amongst other abuse, on June 30 at their West Valley apartment.
She reported that after the assault, during which Edmond allegedly used a small wooden bat, she left the home around 10 p.m. while her husband was in the shower.
She was located and returned home by her three children and mother-in-law.
After arriving back, an argument ensued between Edmond and his 29-year-old wife.
During this time, Edmond supposedly approached her with a .40 caliber handgun.
When he allegedly pointed the weapon at his wife, his mother stepped in between them to protect the woman, according to the report.
Edmond then grabbed his wife's collar around his mother, tore her shirt, and broke her necklace and cell phone, according to police.
Edmond's wife told police the three minors witnessed the assault.
In a forensic interview, the 7-year-old child confirmed that she watched her father hit her mother with a bat.
After learning his daughter was being interviewed, Edmond arrived at a child advocacy center where he was detained.
According to the report, he was transported to the Maricopa County substation in Avondale where he admitted to sexually assaulting his wife and to breaking her necklace and cell phone.
Edmond told the city judge that he did point a gun at her and, at some point in their marriage, placed an unloaded gun in her mouth after suspecting she had been cheating.
He denied pepper spraying his wife's private area despite her report, but admitted to tasing her in the stomach in 2005.
Edmond apologized for his anger issues and said he loves his wife despite their problems.
His next court date is scheduled for Thursday.
MCSO announced they have suspended his wages and will separate employment with him shortly.
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