Sunday, June 24, 2018
Public safety

State corrections officer charged with domestic battery at Spring Hill Sam's Club

BROOKSVILLE — A state corrections officer has been charged with striking his estranged wife and her boyfriend while shopping at Sam's Club in Spring Hill.

Hernando County sheriff's deputies say Brian Gibbs, a Brooksville resident who works at the Lake Correctional Institution in Clermont, was shopping with his girlfriend when he saw his wife and her boyfriend one aisle over, according to the Sheriff's Office.

Gibbs walked over to the aisle where they were shopping, authorities said, and pushed a shopping cart into the boyfriend, causing him to take a few step backward. At that time, his wife tried to intervene. Authorities said Gibbs slapped her hands away as she was defending herself, then pushed the cart at the boyfriend again.

Gibbs was taken to the Hernando County Detention Center and faces charges of battery and domestic battery.

As of Monday, he had not been suspended from his duties as a corrections officer, according to a Florida Department of Corrections spokeswoman.

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