A Lakeland, Florida, federal air marshal was arrested over the weekend for pushing his girlfriend against a door when she was trying to leave during an argument.
The Polk County Sheriff’s Office said 51-year-old Fernando Gonzalez has been charged with battery domestic violence.
Deputies were dispatched to a Lakeland residence at approximately 1:15 a.m. Sunday in response to a domestic incident.
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When deputies arrived, the victim’s girlfriend, Gonzalez, reported that her boyfriend had pushed her against the front door of the home.
Deputies allege the girlfriend had a small cut mark on her left wrist, which was bleeding slightly.
Gonzalez denied the allegations to deputies.
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In the affidavit, deputies said the victim’s account of what happened remained consistent throughout the investigation, while Gonzalez’s account was not consistent and changed several times.
Sheriff Grady Judd said, “We expect better from a law enforcement officer.” “We have informed the Air Marshal’s office about this arrest.”
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Gonzalez was taken into custody and taken to the Polk County Jail following the incident.