ROCK HILL, S.C. -- A Rock Hill School District employee is facing third-degree criminal domestic violence charges.

Police say Barnaby Ray beat a woman at his home Thursday, around 3 a.m.

The victim told police Ray slammed her into a table struck her in the mouth and as she tried to leave, she claims Ray threatened her with a BB gun.

As she continued an attempt to escape, the police report says Ray threw the woman out of the house, causing her to fall on the concrete sidewalk.

The victim also claims Ray took away so she could not call 911.

Police found red marks and bruises on the victim, as well as a BB gun at the scene. Ray admitted to police he drank 5 beers and drove home but denied assaulting the woman.

According to the district’s website, Ray works for the district’s transportation department.

A spokesperson for the district says Ray is on paid administrative leave pending an investigation.