Deputy on paid leave, allegedly hit husband with cell phone

Williamson County
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WILLIAMSON COUNTY, Texas (KXAN) — A sergeant at the Williamson County Sheriff’s Office has been placed on paid leave after she was arrested this weekend for allegedly striking her husband with a cell phone and causing him to bleed. 

Sgt. Dianna Hernandez was booked into jail Sunday for a complaint of “assault causes bodily injury family violence,” according to jail records. She posted a bond of $3,500 and was released Monday.

While Hernandez has not been officially charged, a temporary restraining order filed by her husband Monday reveals details about this arrest. The petition states Hernandez began arguing with her husband about being on his cell phone too much. He made a comment when her own phone rang, and he said she struck him in front of their daughter. 

He wrote in the petition, “she slammed her phone into my face.” He called 911 after he went to the bathroom and “felt something trickling down my face.”

“In the mirror,” he wrote, “I saw that my face was bleeding, from the impact of Dianna hitting me with her phone, and that my lip was starting to swell.” 

He continued, “I never thought I would have to deal with physical violence from Dianna. Since she is a peace officer herself, I believe she should know better.” 

It’s unclear how long Hernandez has worked for the sheriff’s office. 

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