An off-duty Fort Dodge police officer was arrested Tuesday on a charge of domestic abuse assault. Forty-one-year-old Jody Chansler was charged after an incident in which he allegedly assaulted his wife, 39-year-old Kim Chansler, at their residence early Tuesday morning.

She was treated and released from a Fort Dodge hospital for minor injuries. The Fort Dodge Police Department called the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation to conduct an investigation into the incident.

Jody Chansler has been placed on administrative leave from the Fort Dodge Police force pending the outcome of the case and investigation.

He is scheduled to make an appearance today in Webster County Magistrate Court on the charge filed against him.

By Pat Powers, KQWC, Webster City