LOUISVILLE, Ky., (WDRB) -- A Metro Corrections officer has been arrested on a misdemeanor assault charge for allegedly hitting a woman on Sunday.

Mark E. Aubrey pleaded not guilty in Jefferson District Court on Thursday to one count of domestic violence. He was released from Metro Corrections on a $5,000 cash bond on Monday.

Steve Durham, a spokesman for Metro Corrections, said in an email that Aubrey is on leave.

Aubrey’s attorney, Thomas McAdam, said Aubrey is taking vacation time from the jail “until we get this resolved.”

“He assures me he is not guilty,” McAdam said. “I think it’s going to be worked out. …. I hate to see a guy’s whole career go out the window.”

McAdam did not know how long Aubrey has worked for Metro Corrections.

According to a Louisville Metro Police arrest citation, Aubrey and a woman got into an argument, and he “struck her in the head.” The citation notes there was “no visible injury” to the victim.

Aubrey is scheduled to be back in court on Oct. 17.

According to court records, Aubrey was arrested twice before in 2003 – for alcohol intoxication and criminal mischief – but both cases were eventually dismissed.

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