Arkansas Deputy Arrested on Domestic Battery Charges

photo of Deputy Shante Holloway
Deputy Shante Holloway

Deputy Arrested for 3rd Degree Domestic Battery

A Pulaski County deputy, Shante Holloway, was arrested on Sunday for third degree domestic battery. Holloway had been with the sheriff’s office for a little over a year, working at the Pulaski County Detention Center. Holloway was arrested by the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Police. University police arrested her at approximately 10:30 in the morning.

Very little information about Deputy Holloway or the victim, nor has there been any information regarding what actually happened. And nothing has been released as to why university police were the arresting agency. The situation is currently under investigation and at least one media outlet noted that further information would be coming. Articles on the arrest can be seen on these websites, and

Press Release

The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office Public Affairs Unit put out the following statement:

Deputy Placed on Administrative Leave after Arrest

On February 2, 2020, Administrators with the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office were notified of the arrest of Pulaski County Sheriff’s Deputy Shante Holloway. The off-duty deputy was arrested by the UAMS Police Department on 3rd Degree charges just before 10:30am on February 2, 2020. Deputy Holloway, who has been employed by the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office for just over a year, is assigned to the Detention Facility. Commanders have placed Deputy Holloway on Administrative Leave pending a thorough criminal and internal investigation. 

Domestic Abuse is a Problem in Law Enforcement

We just recently wrote an article on a SAPD officer who was arrested on a domestic violence charge. We mentioned that victims were more likely to be women but that men can be victims too. We don’t know if the domestic battery that Holloway is being accused of was against a male or female at this point, but if the partner is a male it would be a timely example that men can be abused by women.

Spouses and significant others of peace officers tend to be at greater risk of suffering violence from those officers. The victims tend to be too scared to report the abuse because of the amount of access officers have in finding out where the victims are and the knowledge the officers have regarding the system which allows them to manipulate the process. Help can be obtained at the numbers listed below.

National Domestic Violence Hotline 1-800-799-(SAFE) 7233

The Battered Women and Children’s Shelter Crisis Hotline 210-930-3669

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