Former Pontotoc Co. law enforcement officer arrested

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ADA, OK - A former Pontotoc County law enforcement officer finds himself on the wrong side of the law after deputies say he broke into his ex-wife's house and assaulted her boyfriend.

Former Ada police officer and Pontotoc County deputy Chris Bittle was arrested Sunday for assault and battery with a deadly weapon at the residence west of Ada.

The sheriff's office says Bittle strangled then held a knife to the man's throat.

When deputies arrived they found him hiding in a closet he tried to fight a deputy before he was tazed and arrested.

Bittle remains in the county jail.