An Albany Police officer has been arrested of state, according to Acting Albany Police Chief Mike Basile.

Nashville Police say Matthew Seeber, 28, punched an employee on Saturday at the Tequila Cowboy after he was asked to leave an employee only area. 

In a statement, Basile says he was made aware of the incident over the weekend and Seeber is now on desk duty.

Seeber was off-duty at the time of the incident.

He was charged with assault – bodily injury.

Seeber is due back in court on August 24.