A Richmond County deputy who was hired last month has been charged with domestic violence, an arrest that led him to resign on Friday, authorities said.
Deputy David Wilburn, 23, is accused of striking his girlfriend in the face with his cell phone Tuesday night during an argument at their apartment on Spring House Lane.
The victim told responding officers that Wilburn had come home from work at the jail and got her cell phone to look through the history, a sheriff’s report says. Wilburn accused her of cheating and began a physical altercation.
“He hit her in the face causing the cut above her left eye,” the report says. “The couple’s infant child was present during the altercation.”
Wilburn was arrested and warrant obtained for simple battery – family violence. On Friday, Deputy Wilburn resigned from the Sheriff’s Office effective immediately, a press release says.
Deputy Wilburn was hired by the Sheriff’s Office on Aug. 6, 2022, and was assigned to the Charles B. Webster Detention Center as a Jailer.