Update: Myrtle Beach police officer arrested by SC agency, placed on leave. What we know

A Myrtle Beach Police officer was placed on leave after being arrested by the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division.

Christopher Michael Turner, 32, was charged with second-degree domestic violence and was booked into the J. Reuben Long Detention Center on Thursday.

Myrtle Beach Police posted on its Facebook page Friday morning that the department is aware of the arrest of Turner, who has been an employee with the department since 2014.

The post said that Turner is currently on leave without pay pending the outcome of the case.

According to a news release, Myrtle Beach Police Chief Amy Prock asked SLED to investigate the off-duty domestic violence incident.

Turner is accused of causing physical injury to the victim by kicking, striking and pushing the victim to the ground on Aug. 13, 2022, an arrest warrant said. Turner held the victim down on the floor of their residence with his arm and his hand on her neck in a manner that would restrict breathing, the warrant said.

The victim had bruising, the warrant said.

Turner was promoted to a corporal in 2022. In 2019, Turner was part of the K-9 division, becoming a handler for Bek, according to an article by The Sun News.