RICHMOND COUNTY, Ga. – A Hephzibah man was arrested after police say he got into an altercation with his wife over the custody of their child. What makes this case strange is the fact that the couple does not have a child together.

Shortly before midnight on March 29, deputies with the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office were called out to a home on Clark Street in Hephzibah for a domestic dispute. A witness told deputies Ray Maurice Roye had accused his wife of hiding the couple’s child and trying to hand him over to DFCS. Roye’s wife told deputies that they did not have a child and that Roye had been using methamphetamines.

Roye reportedly slapped the witness’s face, but deputies weren’t able to determine if the slap actually occurred.

Roye was arrested and turned over to the Richmond County Detention Center without incident. Warrants were taken out on Roye for Simple Battery Family Violence.