Julius Whigham II @JuliusWhigham
Mar 26, 2020 07:09 AM
The alternate is on paid leave after the event on Monday.
A Palm Beach County sheriff’s office deputy is on trial after he was allegedly assaulted by a woman during Monday’s homework.
Alex Alfonso was arrested on battery charge. He was released Tuesday under court supervision. He has been placed on paid leave, the sheriff’s spokesman said.
An attempt to reach Alfonso for comment failed. A phone message filed Wednesday with the Palm Beach County Police Benevolent Association, a union representing PBSO representatives, was not immediately returned.
According to the Sheriff’s report, the woman told investigators that she and Alfonso came to an allegation that led to physical force and left her with a bloody nose.
A witness told investigators they did not see the confrontation, but heard the woman shouting for help and seeing Alfonze standing above her, the report said.
The report does not say where the incident took place, but PBSO interviewed the woman and witnesses at its field office in the Boca Raton suburb.
In 2014, Alfonso was investigated in on-call shooting at Boca Del Mar’s reflection sites in the Boca Raton suburb. He told investigators he shot and wounded Anthony Ribero when a man threatened him with a bottle of wine.
The Palm Beach County Law Firm investigated and decided not to pursue the charges.
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