SAFD 'gathering facts' after paramedic arrested again for family violence

Barry William Uhr, 43, accused of grabbing girlfriend by throat, punching her

By Mariah Medina - Digital Journalist

BEXAR COUNTY, Texas - A paramedic with the San Antonio Fire Department who was previously arrested in June on suspicion of assaulting his wife and child was arrested again Friday after he punched his girlfriend in the face and grabbed her by the throat during an argument, an arrest affidavit states.

Barry William Uhr, 43, is now facing a third-degree felony charge of continuous violence against family, records show.

According to court documents, Uhr grabbed his girlfriend by the throat as she tried to leave during an argument last Sunday. When the woman attempted to push Uhr away, arrest documents state he punched her with a closed fist in the temple area, knocking her to the floor. 

A deputy who responded to the incident at Uhr's home in the 7100 block of New Sulphur Springs Road stated that the woman had "bruising and swelling" from the punch. Uhr left the scene before deputies arrived, the affidavit said.

The affidavit also notes that Uhr was arrested in June for family violence and endangering a child. In that case, Uhr is accused of trying to pull a girl from a moving vehicle.

Woody Woodward, a spokesman for the fire department, said Uhr was placed on administrative duty following his June arrest.

"After this recent incident, SAFD is gathering facts according to protocol and we should know more soon," Woodward said via email.

Online records show Uhr is awaiting trial on a charge of assault causing bodily injury to his wife, which stems from the June incident.

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