Detention Deputy Accused Of Pointing Gun At Girlfriend

BRANDON, FL — A Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office detention deputy has been arrested for felony aggravated assault with a deadly weapon following a domestic violence incident.

According to the Tampa Police, Ansel Price Mashburn, 48, was arrested at 10:22 a.m. Friday, Nov. 30, for domestic violence against his live-in girlfriend at a home in the Old Carrollwood area. The couple was arguing when Mashburn pointed an empty, personally owned handgun at his girlfriend and pulled the trigger, placing her in fear for her life, police said.

Mashburn has voluntarily submitted his resignation to the Hillsborough County Sheriff after almost 20 years of employment.

"Domestic violence has no place in our society and I have zero tolerance for anyone who harms those they are supposed to care the most about," said Sheriff Chad Chronister. "At the HCSO, we hold our ourselves to a higher standard and, when one of our own is arrested for such a detestable act, it is extremely disheartening."

He was taken to the Orient Road Jail where he is being held without bond.

Image via Hillsborough Sheriff

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