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Plant City police officer resigns in wake of arrest

PLANT CITY A veteran police officer has resigned following his Sunday arrest on a domestic violence charge.

Officer Matthew Combs submitted his resignation Tuesday afternoon to acting Police Chief John Borders. Combs had been on administrative leave without pay since his arrest, police Sgt. Tray Towles said.

Combs, 39, was arrested early Sunday by Hillsborough County sheriff’s deputies on a charge of domestic violence battery, officials said. He was released from jail Monday without having to post bail, records show.

Combs was originally hired as a Plant City police officer in September 2002. He resigned in January 2004 and was rehired June 2005.

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