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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