LINCOLN COUNTY, Wash.--The Spokane County Sheriff’s deputy accused of assaulting his girlfriend has decided to resign.
The Sheriff's Office said Detective Dale Toliver would resign effective Friday.
Toliver's trial was scheduled to begin Wednesday.
The Lincoln County Clerk said Toliver pleaded not guilty to all charges on May 17th. Prosecutors had charged him with 2nd Degree Domestic Violence and 2nd Degree Assault.
Authorities arrested Toliver in May according to Spokane County Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich.
The Lincoln County Sheriff's Office said Toliver is suspected of committing an assault near Odessa, Washington.
The Lincoln County Sheriff said Toliver and his girlfriend were a guest in a home in Odessa when the owner called 911. Officials said Toliver was assaulting his girlfriend and the homeowner stepped in and was also assaulted.
Authorities said the homeowner fought Toliver off and did significant damage to his right eye. Toliver was transported to an area hospital. The woman and homeowner were also injured but they did not go to the hospital.
The Sheriff told KREM 2 News that this is a serious matter and they are investigating it to the fullest.
Toliver was placed on paid administrative leave. The Spokane County Sheriff planned to conduct an internal investigation to determine if Toliver's actions violated policies of the Sheriff's Office.