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UPDATE: Chattanooga Fire Dept. captain arrested for domestic assault

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UPDATE: Arrest records show that police were dispatched to a home on Ivy Street about 8:43pm Tuesday on reports of a domestic assault.

When Chattanooga police arrived, they found a woman who told them that Chattanooga Fire Department Capt. Kelvin Strickland had been drinking "a lot lately" and became verbally aggressive.

She said that she was lying in bed when Strickland began standing over her and cursing. The woman told police that she was trying to back away when Strickland allegedly began hitting her in the face and tried to choke her.

She was able to force Strickland off her and he fell on the floor, striking his face.

PREVIOUS STORY: A Chattanooga Fire Department captain has been placed on leave without pay after being arrested Tuesday night.

Chattanooga police officers arrested Captain Kelvin Strickland shortly before 9:00pm Tuesday, charging him with domestic assault.

CFD Fire Chief Chris Adams placed Strickland on leave without pay, and his employment status will remain that way until his case is resolved in court, according to CFD spokesman Bruce Garner. 

Strickland has been with the Fire Department for 17 years, and was assigned to the training division.

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