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Temple Terrace police officer jailed, accused of battery on husband

NEW PORT RICHEY— A Temple Terrace police officer has been charged with domestic battery after her husband accused her of biting him and grabbing his head and shoulders while he was driving.

Tiffany Morris' husband told authorities she had too much to drink while the couple partied with friends Tuesday night, and she became argumentative on their drive home.

He drove as she yelled at him about being rude in front of their friends, Fred Morris, 28, said. She became physically aggressive as he drove north on the Suncoast Parkway, the Pasco sheriff's report said.

When they got home to New Port Richey, according to the report, Fred Morris hid his and his wife's guns. He's a Clearwater firefighter; Tiffany Morris, 26, is a Temple Terrace police officer, and her husband said he didn't know what she might do if she got a weapon.

Fred Morris was lying in bed, the report said, when his wife climbed on top of him demanding to know where her gun was. Then she began throwing things.

Fred Morris called for help, but said he didn't want his wife arrested. He said she had never been violent in the past.

Tiffany Morris was charged with domestic battery, a misdemeanor, and remains in the Pasco County jail in Land O'Lakes without bail.

Morris has been with Temple Terrace police since May, and is in the midst of her year-long probationary period, Temple Terrace spokesman Michael Dunn said. The incident could affect her job, Dunn said, but the agency is seeking further information about her charges.

Temple Terrace police officer jailed, accused of battery on husband 12/17/08 [Last modified: Tuesday, December 23, 2008 6:34pm]
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