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Unwanted Shower Leads to Man’s Arrest for Domestic Battery

SPRING HILL – Unless you’ve experienced a domestic dispute, where you or your significant other ends up behind bars, it would probably be a good idea to read up on current Domestic Violence laws before you choose your next partner.

That due diligence might have prevented a Spring Hill man from being handcuffed and thrown in jail, after he sprayed his girlfriend of 10-years with a shower hose.

According to a Sheriff’s Office report, 48-year-old Steven James Andrade sprayed his girlfriend, Catherine Myers, with a shower hose during a verbal altercation inside the couple’s home on Alderwood Street.

Deputies arrived on scene and charged Andrade with one count of Domestic Battery. He was transported to the Hernando County Jail, where he was held without bond.

Today, Andrade posted a $10 bond and is to have no contact with the victim, per court order.

According to our sources, most domestic violence cases are resolved with probation, community service, and a Batterer’s Intervention Course.

It should also be noted that according to Florida’s Mandatory Arrest Policy, if law enforcement is called to a domestic dispute, where one person touches another person. An arrest must be made no matter how minor the unwanted touching. This decision is not left to the discretion of responding law enforcement.

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  • yeah but if was of a lighter skintone the officer would have laughed it off

    Tuesday, 15 September 2015, 2:41 pm
  • They call the cops all the time…dirty southern snitches….where I came from cops were never called…we handled it ourselves….

    Tuesday, 15 September 2015, 12:26 pm
  • Instead of blasting the outcome, how about adults start acting like adults. Here is a novel idea, don’t call the cops if you don’t want them to solve the problem. People get into arguments, it’s life. But far too many times, law enforcement gets called when they shouldn’t. Handle your own mess. No worries, they will be back together again in a day or 2 until it happens all over again.

    Monday, 14 September 2015, 2:46 pm
  • It’s a lot better than being sprayed with bullets….unreal….

    Saturday, 12 September 2015, 3:50 pm
  • @ Tony….haha
    @ Ambirdepaine….I completely agree!

    Saturday, 12 September 2015, 2:05 pm
  • Mr. Carter…..as annoying as verbal abuse may be, it in no way justifies a physical response. No one is allowed to “snap”, its called self control. Like I always told my son and grandson…..you cannot control how others act, but you can control how you react! Sadly, it is because of attitudes like yours that we have these mandatory laws that in the end penalize some people unnecessarily.

    Saturday, 12 September 2015, 2:03 pm
  • SHE SET HIM UP BECAUSE ALL THE TIMESHE WAS TRYING TOO GET HIM TOO REACT TOO HER VERBAL ATTACKS1!! THAT SHOULD BE INCLUDED IN THAT LAW!!! BECAUSE ALOT TIME WOMEN VERBALLY ABUSE THE MAN UNTIL HE SNAPS!!!

    Saturday, 12 September 2015, 1:21 pm
  • I guess that in the end, He’s the one that got Hosed.

    Saturday, 12 September 2015, 11:32 am
  • I think its really sad that we arrest someone for spraying water at someone but have numerous dope dealers and child molesters walking our streets… I don’t know about the rest of you guys but, I really do not feel much safer to have this poor guy off the streets… Our officers need some choice in these cases I understand why mandatory laws are in place for DV but do believe we need a change in that system…

    Saturday, 12 September 2015, 8:50 am
  • I cannot believe I live in a day and age when a person can be arrested for spraying someone with a hose. How absurd! Just another example of why “mandatory” laws are never a good idea…..they leave no room for common sense. Think I will find out who sponsored that bill and send them a copy of this news report, so they can see their law in action.

    Saturday, 12 September 2015, 2:52 am
  • All about The money

    Saturday, 12 September 2015, 12:04 am
  • So he was arrested at 12:08 pm. On a Thursday afternoon. He and his girlfriend were both at home. Do these people even have a job ?

    Friday, 11 September 2015, 11:29 pm
  • Maybe her ass needed a bath!

    Friday, 11 September 2015, 9:35 pm
  • Florida’s domestic violence laws are messed up.

    Friday, 11 September 2015, 9:00 pm
  • this is a bunch of crap he sprayed her with water ,how about a water pistol is that armed water sports? a waste of the courts time . no wonder we have no money to pay for school repair.

    Friday, 11 September 2015, 8:29 pm
  • Don’t worry I will not spray my dog with the hose. Like Ruthie says read up people.

    Friday, 11 September 2015, 8:11 pm
  • OMG!
    Domestic violence in any way is terrible!!

    Friday, 11 September 2015, 7:06 pm
  • Domestic battery laws are VERY SERIOUS and with good reason. New officer or not—– that’s the law. Read up people.

    Friday, 11 September 2015, 6:44 pm
    • Ruth your probably a cop or lawyer lol does the law say if you spray your spouse friend or neighbor with water you get arrested? please! just walk away and dry off now a days you cant look at someone with out them crying to the cops and gettin you arrested, like the jails arent full enough!

      Friday, 11 September 2015, 9:15 pm
  • Wow really! Back in the day I used to spray my friends n siblings with the garden hose all the time thank goodness they didn’t charge me with battery each time! Come on HCSO was that really necessary

    Friday, 11 September 2015, 6:22 pm
  • A shower hose attack!
    Society has really gone off the PC deep end.

    Friday, 11 September 2015, 6:21 pm
  • This happened to a friend of mine too. He sprayed his girl friend with the sprayer on the kitchen sink and was arrested on domestic. Cost him a lot of money between anger mngt. Classes and court cost ect. Its crazy. Somethings just need to be left as a simple argument/disagreement.

    Friday, 11 September 2015, 6:19 pm
  • 10$ bond?

    Friday, 11 September 2015, 6:17 pm
  • Wow…

    Friday, 11 September 2015, 6:04 pm
  • Poor guy. Must have been a new officer. Lol.?

    Friday, 11 September 2015, 6:01 pm

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