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Metro Police officer arrested on domestic violence count

Updated Thursday, May 26, 2011 | 3:59 p.m.

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A Metro Police officer was arrested Sunday and placed on paid administrative leave after his ex-wife accused him of strangling her and firing a gun inside his home, a police report said.

James Anthony Segura, 40, was booked into the Clark County Detention Center on Sunday night on counts of battery domestic violence-strangulation and shooting into an occupied structure, police said.

Metro confirmed Segura is assigned to the Bolden Area Command.

According to an arrest report, Segura’s ex-wife had recently moved back in with him after their divorce three months ago.

She reportedly told police they were laying in bed when Segura’s cell phone rang. She confronted him about whether the call was from another woman and the argument eventually escalated when she tried to leave the bedroom, she told police.

She said that Segura grabbed her by her throat with both hands and “applied pressure restricting her breathing and circulation,” the report said. She also alleged he banged her head against the wall, the report said.

According to the report, their daughter and a family friend eventually pulled Segura off his ex-wife. She then went back into the room and began arguing again, she told police, according to the report.

Segura demanded that she leave, then he grabbed a handgun and fired it once, she alleged in the police report. She said she was running away to leave and didn’t look back to see if Segura was aiming at her, the report said.

Police later interviewed Segura, who denied any physical contact and reportedly told police he fired one shot into the ceiling, the report said. Police searched the bedroom and found an empty 9 mm casing and a hole in the ceiling, the report said.

Police also found two handguns in the master bedroom, a Glock Model 26 and a Glock Model 17, with ammunition that matched the 9 mm casing, the report said.

The arrest report stated that Segura’s ex-wife had visible red marks on her neck and scratches and bleeding on her hand.

Segura has been placed on paid administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation, police said.

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  1. I would like to know how much she was trippin' cause it sounds like she started the whole incident. Doesn't excuse putting hands on a woman though.

  2. Michael...
    You ol' b@st@rd, that was classic.

    the copper is in some HUGE doo-doo.

  3. C'mon Mr. Coleman:

    "...they were laying in bed..." Clearly that should be "lying in bed..."

  4. If he is convicted of domestic violence, will he forfeit his right to own firearms?

  5. If I've told you once, I've told ya' before...You can't do that...

  6. To my fellow bloggers,

    Police work is a ugly dirty business. Those of us that elected to enter into this business and remained in this business like I have for 36 years, had no idea at the time of applying that it would have such a adverse effect on your life and the lives and well being of your family and friends. It appears to be the nature of the beast and with the dubious honor of having the highest divorce rate of any profession, one would wonder why would anyone would want to go into this kind of work? For most of us "Honor and Faith" and a fierce loyalty to obey the "Oath" of our chosen profession. But, it comes with a very high price to pay, our personal lives take a severe beating and it you are lucky and come away from this business without becoming a mental and physical wreck, then you are one of the few, and God Bless you for it.

    Just an old cop reflecting,

    Gordon Martines

  7. Gordon Martines---Anyone who can read and think well enough to fill out the application for "the job" should be able to form some idea of the adverse effects of such a job. In my own (former) career, whenever someone claimed that they had "no idea" I would think they were an idiot who deserved any/all adverse effects that may accrue to them.
    Aren't all the stats about cops' divorce, violence, suicide, etc., rates available to all and talked of in pre-job interviews?