East Ridge Animal Services Supervisor Jonathan Cooper and his wife, Sara Cooper, are facing several charges after Chattanooga Police responded after receiving several calls from neighbors and found them lying by a tree.
Police said they both had sustained injuries, including swelling, lacerations, bruising, a black eye and a bloodied nose.
Both Cooper, 37, and his wife, 35, were arrested for public intoxication, domestic assault and disorderly conduct.
In the incident Sunday shortly after midnight, they were found on the ground at #2 Rivervista Dr. in North Chattanooga.
Several witnesses said they either heard or observed a verbal and physical altercation between the couple. When questioned, "No party wanted to admit what really happened other than they have been arguing, and stated that they received injuries by 'falling'."
Police said both appeared to be very intoxicated "and admitted so as well."
Both refused medical treatment before being taken to jail.
The East Ridge Police Department will conduct an investigation of the incident to determine if any city policy violations have occurred, officials said.
Another East Ridge animal officer was charged recently with stalking.