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A week after losing his bid to become Roane County sheriff, Ronald E. McCuistion was arrested on Aug. 13 in Oak Ridge on domestic assault charges.
Oak Ridge Police Capt. Michael Uher said the incident happened in a Walmart parking lot.
Uher said McCuistion hit the victim several times.
McCuistion, who had served as a military police officer, ran against Jack Stockton in the race for sheriff.
McCuistion’s campaign slogan was “Elect a U.S. Army veteran.”
Voters decided he wasn’t the man for the job.
Stockton, the incumbent, won in a landslide.
He received 8,925 votes compared to 2,750 for McCuistion.