Saturday, May 26, 2018
Public safety

Hernando County deputy arrested after domestic dispute

BROOKSVILLE — A Hernando County Sheriff’s Office deputy was arrested Tuesday morning after the agency said he barricaded himself inside a home for about 11 hours overnight.

William Cole Brinson, 43, was taken into custody by deputies at 6:30 a.m. Tuesday. The incident reportedly began as a domestic dispute, the Sheriff’s Office said.

Brinson barricaded himself inside a home on Royal Drive after the Sheriff’s Office said a dispute "involving alcohol" was reported at about 7:40 p.m. Monday.

He was arrested on two counts of aggravated assault with a firearm and three counts of domestic battery, deputies said. It was unknown where he was being held late Tuesday.

Brinson has worked as a deputy since 2004, the agency said. His employment status with the Sheriff’s Office is under review, according to a spokesman. The investigation is continuing.

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