|Published:||Oct 07, 2013 4:44 PM EDT|
|Updated:||Oct 07, 2013 11:25 PM EDT|
LEE COUNTY, Fla.- The case against a former Lee County Sheriff's deputy, accused of beating and robbing a man in Bonita Springs, has been closed by the State Attorney's office.
The State will no longer be proceeding with the case against Michael Ronga however, this does not mean that Ronga will not face charges. The U.S. Attorney's office is now pursuing charges against Rongo in Federal Court.
In May of 2013, Ronga allegedly gave a man a ride home after responding to a disturbance, but instead of being taken home, the man said Ronga took him to a nearby location, where he battered and robbed him. At the scene, investigators discovered physical evidence verifying the victim's story, resulting in the charges.
Ronga was placed on administrative leave without pay, and resigned shortly thereafter.