Bureau of Indian Affairs police officer accused of domestic violence

Bureau of Indian Affairs police officer William Arthur Curran, right, is seen with Wind River Agency Chief of Police William Matthew in January 2015. Photo from BIA Office of Justice Services / Facebook

A Bureau of Indian Affairs officer is facing a kidnapping charge in connection with a domestic violence incident on the Wind River Reservation in Wyoming.

According to federal authorities, William Arthur Curran placed his handcuffs on his wife on the evening of April 11 and threatened to kill her after she tried to escape. He allegedly kept her confined in the basement of their home where he kept his guns and gear.

"Once she was handcuffed, WC received a black and green pistol from a cabinet," the criminal complaint states. "WC then loaded the pistol."

The wife managed to call 911 during the incident and a recording captured some of Curran's threats. He can be heard saying "I can bury you," according to the document.

William Curran. Photo from Facebook

Despite the call, law enforcement never checked on the situation because Curran convinced them not to come to the couple's home, the complaint states. He eventually removed the handcuffs from his wife and BIA agents investigated the incident on April 12.

Curran is a member of the Yankton Sioux Tribe. He is due to appear in court on Tuesday, the Associated Press reported.

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