A former assistant fire chief in Murray County is charged with battery and hindering a firefighter.

According to reports, it happened while crews were battling a house fire in July 4, on Ben Adams Road.

According to the report, former Murray County Assistant Fire Chief Chris Butler was not happy with how fire trucks were positioned on the property, or how the fire was being handled when he got to the scene.

The report states Butler put his hands around a firefighter's face and started yelling. Butler then grabbed the pants of another firefighter who was trying to enter the burning home and pulled him back.

According to the report, Butler admits to the officer he lost his temper.

He was charged with simple battery and willful hindrance of a firefighter.

The Murray County Fire Chief said Butler is no longer with the department.

He resigned the day after he was arrested.

Channel 3 reached out to Butler, and the two firefighters but no one wanted to speak with us about the incident.

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