Updated:SUMTER COUNTY, Fla. —
The fire chief of the Villages went before a judge Friday after being arrested on child abuse charges.
Michael Tucker was arrested Thursday in Sumter County.
Deputies said Tucker and the victim got into an argument that escalated into a physical fight earlier this week.
Deputies have not said what the relationship is between Tucker and the victim.
Tucker was released on bond from the Sumter County Jail Friday afternoon.