LABELLE, FL. -- A Hendry County Deputy has been arrested in Charlotte County on charges of felony battery on his girlfriend.
The Charlotte Sheriff's office reports 43-year old Simeon Harrynarine was arrested on I-75 Sunday after a call was received regarding a woman allegedly having been beaten.
Harrynarine, 5' 7" and 190 pounds reportedly told a deputy he was driving with his girlfriend and her child when the girlfriend open the passenger door while the car was in motion. Harrynarine says she was accidentally struck with his elbow while he tried to close the door.
The woman says Harrynarine was acting strange and she tried to get him to stop the vehicle and let her out and then he hit her. The child reported Harrynarine hit the mother several times in the face. She was transported to Lee Memorial Hospital to treat the injuries.
Harrynarine is on administrative leave from the Hendry Sheriff's department after an officer involved shooting last month that left a man dead in LaBelle.
Officer A. Nardi made the arrest according to booking records.
Harrynarine is divorced and has a high school education according to the Charlotte County booking records. He was booked into jail by Deputy K. Branscome on Sunday and released on $10,000 bond Monday.
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