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Former Martin Co. sheriff arrested

John Woodward (Source: Midland County Jail) John Woodward (Source: Midland County Jail)
MIDLAND COUNTY, TX (KWES) -

Former Martin County Sheriff John Woodward has been arrested in Midland. 

Woodward had warrants out of Martin County for aggravated assault of a family member.

According to the arrest affidavit, Woodward pointed a handgun at the victim, threatening to kill them while choking them. 

He then slammed the victim's head into a gun safe while pushing and shoving them. 

Woodward served as sheriff from 2009 until 2014. His bond has not been set at this time.

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