Winston-Salem officer faces second assault charge
WINSTON-SALEM (AP) — A Winston-Salem police officer has been arrested and charged a second time with assaulting his girlfriend.
The Winston-Salem Journal reported that 34-year-old Rudolfo Zermeno of Winston-Salem is accused of pushing and threatening to kill his girlfriend.
He had been arrested on a charge of assaulting the woman earlier, though that charge was dismissed last year.
He was arrested Saturday on a charge of assault on a female and communicating threats. He was not armed when he was arrested.
He had been with the Winston-Salem Police Department for three years. Zermeno is on administrative leave.
Zermeno had been charged with assault on a female in May, but the charge was dropped in November.