HINDS COUNTY, Miss. (WJTV) – A Hinds County investigator was arrested for aggravated assault in the City of Ridgeland.

According to Lt. Brian Myers, officers responded to Sunchase Apartments just before 10:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 14. They said the victim had been strangled by Samuel Dukes.

He was arrested for domestic violence-aggravated assault. Dukes was booked into the Madison County Detention Center on Thursday, July 15, pending an initial appearance for a Ridgeland Municipal Judge. No bond has been set at this time.

Captain Tyree Jones with the Hinds County Sheriff’s Office said on Friday Dukes was “no longer employed” with the department after an internal investigation.

Jones stated Dukes has been with the department for about a year.