A Columbus Division of Police detective arrested on domestic violence charges has a history of alleged violence, 10 Investigates’ Paul Aker reported.
Det. Rob Warnick is accused of striking his wife and 9-year-old nephew on Thursday morning. Warnick pleaded not guilty to domestic violence charges on Friday morning.
According to documents obtained by 10 Investigates, Warnick’s ex-girlfriend, who worked at the Columbus Division of Police, filed for a protection order because she said that Warnick was verbally and physically abusive and that there was a “great deal of alcohol consumption in the household.”
The woman also said that Warnick put a gun in his mouth, documents stated.
Warnick said that the woman sometimes flew into jealous rages, Aker reported.
Warnick told police in court on Friday that his now-wife also was in a rage on Thursday night.
According to Warnick, he was awoken at 2 a.m. Thursday by his wife, who was intoxicated and began hitting him.
“I never touched my wife other than defensively trying to get her off of me,” Warnick said in court on Friday. “I took my ring off and threw it against the door and told her I’m done.”
Warnick said that his wife goes into “rages,” Aker reported.
“I noticed her aggression is greater and greater, and she used to be a body-building, and she was abusing steroids,” Warnick said. “She used to be a body builder in the early 2000s, which caused her to have rages.”
Warnick was out of the Fairfield County Jail after posting $5,000 bond.
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