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A St. Matthews police officer is accused of pushing a woman, causing her to fall.

Scott Marvin Werre, 35, of 204 Brook Drive, faces one count of third-degree criminal domestic violence.

Calhoun County Sheriff Thomas Summers said deputies transported Werre to the Bamberg County Detention Center for booking to avoid a conflict of interest.

Magistrate Robert Lake set a $1,000 personal recognizance bond on Werre.

A sheriff’s office incident report states that a woman called law enforcement after going to the clinic Saturday afternoon.

She said Werre came to the residence around 12:30 a.m. Saturday, turned on a bedroom light and began to argue with her.

She asked him to leave the bedroom, but he refused, the report said.

As she waved her finger at him, he pushed her back on the bed and began throwing items off of the night stand, she said.

She told officers Werre threatened to take his life. She followed him to his room where he retrieved his service weapon and put it to his head, the woman said.

While in his room, she began tossing his items about the room because he was tossing about her items, the incident report states.

She then walked past Werre toward the dresser.

She said he pushed her several times and eventually pushed her into the spare room where she fell, hitting her buttocks and head, the report said.

If convicted of this misdemeanor charge, Werre faces up to 90 days in jail and a $2,500 fine.

Calls to the St. Matthews Police Department weren’t returned by press time.

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Martha Rose Brown covers crime and other topics. The South Carolina native has been a journalist for the past 15 years.

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