Firefighter in Roswell Accused of Domestic Violence

A Roswell firefighter faces charges in a domestic violence incident.

Chaves County Sheriff’s deputies say Joshua Downs was arrested and charged with aggravated battery. Deputies who answered the domestic violence call late Friday night say alcohol was involved after Downs came outdoors naked to talk with them. They deputies say his wife claims Downs hit her. They also say she did have signs including a bloody nose and a bruised and swollen right eye. Downs was arrested and has since been placed on administrative leave from his job at the Roswell Fire Department. He has a court date later this week.