UPDATE: Police release more details about Bettendorf High School teacher's domestic assault arrest
Court records show the case was dismissed Dec. 12 at the request of the woman.
According to the Bettendorf Community School District Director of Communications Celeste Miller, Jay Lee Fitzgerald is still an employee, but is currently on paid administrative leave.
Miller also tells TV6, Fitzgerald was hired in 1989.
LeClaire police are releasing more details about the arrest of a teacher at Bettendorf High School.
Police say at approximately 9 p.m. on Sunday, a LeClaire officer responded to the 1500 block of South Cody Road after multiple 911 calls were made referencing a woman in distress trying to get into people's vehicles at a stoplight.
Upon arriving, police saw the woman had visible injuries. Police say she told them she had been assaulted in a vehicle by her husband, Jay Lee Fitzgerald of Bettendorf. After she exited the vehicle, police say Fitzgerald left the area.
Officers were unable to find Fitzgerald that night and issued a warrant for his arrest for Domestic Assault with Injury, a serious misdemeanor.
Bettendorf police took Fitzgerald into custody on the LeClaire warrant on Wednesday afternoon without incident. He was booked into the Scott County Jail without bond.
A teacher at Bettendorf High School has been taken into custody on a domestic assault charge.
57-year-old Jay Lee Fitzgerald is listed as a physical education teacher on Bettendorf High School's website.
According to Scott County Jail records, LeClaire police arrested Fitzgerald at 3:45 p.m. on Wednesday. He is charged with Domestic Assault with Injury, which is a misdemeanor.
He's being held in the Scott County Jail without bond.