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SPRING HILL POLICE OFFICER ARRESTED FOR DOMESTIC ASSAULT
(SEP 15, 2014)  A SPRING HILL POLICE OFFICER HAS BEEN ARRESTED FOR DOMESTIC ASSAULT.  ACCORDING TO THE DAILY HERALD, ERIC PINKERTON WAS ARRESTED FRIDAY IN CONNECTION WITH AN ALLEDGED ASSAULT INVOLVING HIS WIFE IN THEIR COLUMBIA APARTMENT AUGUST 31ST.  THE SPRING HILL POLICE DEPARTMENT CONTACTED COLUMBIA POLICE DEPARTMENT'S SPECIAL VICTIMS UNIT LAST WEEK ABOUT THE INCIDENT.  BECAUSE THE INCIDENT HAPPENED IN COLUMBIA, C.P.D IS CONDUCTING THE ONGOING INVESTIGATION.  AFTER PINKERTON WAS TAKEN INTO CUSTODY, HE WAS INFORMED THAT HE WAS BEING TERMINATED FROM HIS JOB AT THE SPRING HILL POLICE DEPARTMENT.  HE HAS BEEN EMPLOYED BY THE DEPARTMENT SINCE OCTOBER 2008.  PINKERTON HAS A HISTORY OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE.  HE WAS ARRESTED IN JANUARY FOR DOMESTIC ASSAULT BUT THE CHARGES WERE RETIRED AT THE REQUEST OF THE VICTIM, PINKERTON'S WIFE.