Union County deputy charged with assaulting woman

A Union County deputy has been charged with assaulting a woman and communicating threats, according to the Sheriff's Office. 

Christopher Scott Horne, 49, was served a criminal summons on Friday, Feb. 22 after an investigation revealed that he was involved in a domestic incident with his estranged wife on Dec. 21, 2018.

Horne's wife filed a report on Feb. 5, and a judge found probable cause to issue the summons against Horne. 

His first court appearance is set for March 26. No other details are available at this time.