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Ex-legislator charged with domestic violence



troutman.jpgLakeland Ledger: WINTER HAVEN -- Deputies have accused Baxter Troutman of battering his wife.

Troutman is accused of throwing a bedspread and hitting Rebecca Troutman in the face Sunday night. Sunday was Troutman's 46th birthday.

Baxter Troutman, 2502 Partridge Drive in Winter Haven, is a former state representative and long-time Republican. He is the grandson of the late citrus and cattle magnate Ben Hill Griffin Jr.

He was charged with domestic violence-battery and spent the night in the Polk County Jail. He was released during a first-appearance hearing in court on Monday without having to post bail.

Rebecca Troutman told deputies the comforter hit her in the face; Baxter Troutman said it didn't hit her.

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[Last modified: Tuesday, November 27, 2012 11:08am]


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