Court records detail domestic abuse accusations against SAPD sergeant

Sgt. David Perry, 47, turned himself in on charges March 14

SAN ANTONIO – Nearly one week after a San Antonio police sergeant turned himself in to face domestic violence charges, KSAT-12 obtained court records detailing the accusations.

David Perry, 47, surrendered March 14 and was charged with assault bodily injury-married/cohab. Records show he's accused of injuring his wife in March 2016.

An affidavit alleges Perry's wife sent a text to a San Antonio police detective saying Perry "hit her arms and the back of her head while they were together in a motor vehicle."

The woman sent the detective photos of bruises the detective described as "consistent with (Perry) having struck or grabbed or squeezed the complainant with his hand."

The affidavit says the victim sent the detective a text saying "I was going to call the police the last time he beat me really bad' and "that (Perry) had threatened to have her jailed if she reported the incident to the police."

The victim did seek medical treatment and police said the records show she reported Perry had recently assaulted her.

After surrendering, Perry posted a $1,600 bond. He is awaiting trial.

San Antonio police released the following statement about Perry's status:

"The department was aware of, and had investigated the allegation against Sergeant David Perry. He had been on administrative duty as the case was being investigated. Now that he has been arrested, he has been placed on administrative leave pending the formal outcome of the case." -- Sergeant Jesse Salame

Since his arrest, Perry has been on administrative leave.

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