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TPD officer charged with domestic violence with a weapon

An officer with the Tucson Police Department was arrested Sunday, charged with domestic violence and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon in an off-duty incident Friday night.

Michasel Sauber, a TPD employee since April 2016, was booked into the Pima County jail, authorities said.

Sauber, still a probationary officer with the department, was investigated after TPD "was advised of potential misconduct" on Saturday, a spokeswoman said.

"TPD learned Mr. Sauber was possibly involved in an off-duty domestic violence incident involving a weapon the previous day," Sgt. Kimberly Bay said.

Both criminal and administrative investigations were begun, with the criminal probe resulting in Sauber's arrest for Domestic Violence/Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon (a class 3 felony), Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon (a class 3 felony), and Disorderly Conduct (a class 6 felony), Bay said.

Sauber was booked into the Pima County Adult Detention Center on Sunday. TPD announced the arrest Monday afternoon, releasing few details.

Sauber was placed on paid leave "consistent with department policy," Bay said.

Sauber's social media profiles show that he is a Marine veteran. He graduated from the police academy last August, according to posts on TPD's social media.

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Sauber at his August 2016 graduation from the police academy.