A decommissioned Metro Nashville police officer was arrested and charged with aggravated child abuse Friday morning after he allegedly struck his 16-year-old son in the head with a sports trophy.
Jeffrey Poole, 41, who was decommissioned in May 2010 and later indicted on sex crimes against three women while on duty, got into a heated argument inside his family’s home on Thursday night, police said.
His teenage son fled the scene after reportedly being attacked and called the police from a friend’s house. The boy was treated at Southern Hills Medical Center and released.
Poole was out on bond and awaiting trial on the sex crime charges at the time of his arrest.
Earlier this month, Criminal Court Judge Seth Norman dropped a sexual battery charge and a jury found Poole not guilty of an official misconduct charge in a case involving his arrest of an 18-year-old woman.
He is back in jail with his current bond set at $10,000.