LEE COUNTY, Fla.- A probation officer found himself on the wrong side of the law, accused of pistol-whipping a pregnant woman, then shooting another man. Now, Alexander Woolbright is out of his job.
All case matters previously assigned to him are being re-assigned by the Lee County Probation Department to other officers.
Woolbright has been with the Lee County court system for about two and a half years, and new details from Woolbright's arrest report show that he knew the pregnant woman he's accused of attacking. Woolbright made his first appearance before a circuit judge this morning. He now faces charges of aggravated battery, burglary and impersonating a law enforcement officer.
Woolbright's lawyer says he is a probation officer, but not considered a sworn law enforcement officer. Deputies say he knocked on the door of a North Fort Myers trailer, and told the female victim he was an officer. Once the woman opened that door, authorities say Woolbright forced himself inside, punched her in the face, and then struck her with a gun.
That's when a man came home, saw what was happening and started fighting Woolbright. Then, deputies say Woolbright shot that victim in the neck and ran off.
Woolbright's arrest report says Woolbright had recently talked to the woman several times on the phone.
"I can't go into too many details with the case, but I can say it's not a circumstance of he just went to a house at random, knocked at the door and shot a person. There's more to it than that," said Christopher Whitney, Woolbright's attorney.
The woman was treated and released. The male victim had surgery, but is expected to be OK.
Woolbright bonded out of jail this afternoon.
A neighbor tells WINK News the couple moved out of the home Tuesday morning.