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Florida sheriff’s deputy arrested on domestic battery charge

March 26, 2020 GMT

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A Florida sheriff’s deputy was arrested and has been placed on paid leave after being arrested on a domestic battery charge, officials said.

The Palm Beach Sheriff’s Office said in an arrest report that Alex Alfonso was taken into custody following he allegedly assaulted a woman during a domestic incident on Monday. He was released from jail on Tuesday under court-ordered supervision.

The woman told investigators she got into an argument with Alfonso, who hit her, causing a bloody nose, the Palm Beach Post reported.

The report didn’t say where the incident took place. Investigators interviewed the woman and a witness at its field office in suburban Boca Raton.

It was not immediately clear whether Alfonso has a lawyer.