Published: Jan 19, 2011 3:25 AM EST
Updated: Jan 19, 2011 12:26 AM EST

FORT MYERS, Fla.  - The story rocked the sheriff's office back in 2010.  Then, seargent Chris Arey and deputy Steve Coles both in a love affair with Nicole Hendra.

At a hearing today in the old courthouse in Lee county, the former seargent is fighting for  his professional career. Arey was dismissed by the Sheriff after an internal affairs report showed that after he learned of a lunchtime love making session between deputy Coles and Hendra, Arey allegedly threatened Coles over the phone.

Arey's attorney says there was never a threat just a request to be left alone. The hearing continues tomorrow.