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WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) -- A Winston-Salem police officer has been arrested and charged a second time with assaulting his girlfriend.

The Winston-Salem Journal reported (http://bit.ly/10eBw95) that 34-year-old Rudolfo Zermeno of Winston-Salem is accused of pushing and threatening to kill his girlfriend.

He had been arrested on a charge of assaulting the woman earlier, though that charge was dismissed last year.

He was arrested Saturday on a charge of assault on a female and communicating threats. He was not armed when he was arrested.

He had been with the Winston-Salem Police Department for three years. Zermeno is on administrative leave.

It was not clear if he has an attorney.

Zermeno had been charged with assault on a female in May, but the charge was dropped in November.

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