LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A Trimble County magistrate has been arrested for assault in a domestic violence incident.

Kentucky State Police booked 4th district magistrate Donald McCarty into jail Thursday morning.

He is charged with fourth degree assault, and has since been released.

Police say they arrested McCarty after finding him fighting with another person at his house.

The victim already has a protective order against the magistrate.

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