Editor's note: The domestic violence charge against Prusinowski and his wife was dropped Tuesday, June 19, 2018, according to the 14th Circuit Solicitor's Office. He returned to full duty on Wednesday, June 20, 2018, according to the Beaufort County Sheriff's Office.
A veteran Beaufort County Sheriff's deputy was arrested in Bluffton late Wednesday night and charged with second degree domestic violence in an incident involving his wife, according to the Beaufort County Detention Center jail log.
James Prusinowski, 36, has been put on administrative leave pending an internal investigation, Sheriff's Office spokesman Capt. Bob Bromage said Thursday. Prusinowski has been with the Sheriff's Office for 12 years, Bromage said.
Prusinowski was released from the detention center around 8:30 a.m. Thursday.
Prusinowski's wife was also arrested on domestic violence charges, according to the jail log. She was released from the detention center about 9:30 a.m.
The Island Packet and The Beaufort Gazette do not normally name those facing misdemeanor charges. The newspapers are doing so in this case because the suspect holds a position of public trust.
This story will be updated.