Winchester Police Officer Tristan Delacruz has been fired from his position in connection with being arrested for an alleged domestic-assault incident in Manchester.
Winchester City Administrator Beth Rhoton confirmed that Delacruz had been released from his position and has an option to appeal the decision and appear before the City Council.
The incident in Manchester occurred on Oct. 20, and he was arrested again on Monday by Franklin County Sheriff’s personnel.
In the Franklin County incident, Delacruz was charged with three counts of domestic assault, two counts of interference with an emergency, two counts of vandalism of property valued at between $1,000 and $2,500, false imprisonment, theft of property valued at between $250 and $1,000, and harassment.
He was released on a $50,000 bond and is to appear in Franklin County General Sessions Court at 8 a.m. on Nov. 23. Further details were not immediately available about Delacruz’ arrest in Franklin County.
In the Manchester case, Coffee County Jail records say Delacruz was arrested on Oct. 20 and charged with domestic assault.
He was released from jail on a $2,000 bond and with arraignment in Coffee County General Sessions Court on Monday, where the case has been continued until 9 a.m. on Nov. 10, according to court records.
Manchester police reports say that officers were called to investigate a complaint at 12:08 a.m. on Oct. 20 at 134 Stone Hollow Dr. where a report had been made that someone was trying to commit suicide.
Kelsey Delacruz, who filed the complaint, stated that she had gone home and notices that her ex-husband was parked in her driveway, reports said.
Reports said that she left the area and her ex-husband talked to her on the phone and said that he wanted to talk to her in-person.
Ms. Delacruz stated that as her ex-husband was talking to her, he was continually making suicidal threats, reports said.
Reports said Ms. Delacruz returned to the house to talk to her ex-husband, and as she was attempting to get back in her vehicle, he stood in her way in an attempt to keep her from getting back in her vehicle.
Ms. Delacruz said that her ex-husband then grabbed a garage-door opener, opened up the door and walked into the house, reports said.
Reports said Ms. Delacruz then left the area and notified the police.
An officer later approached the residence and knocked on the door several times, and Tristan Delacruz opened it, reports said, adding that he said he was asleep on a couch and that his ex-wife had given him permission to do so.
Ms. Delacruz said that she had not given him permission and that she was afraid of him.
Mr. Delacruz was arrested and transported to the Coffee County Jail.