Lee County deputy arrested for battery

A Lee County deputy was arrested early Monday morning received a $2,500 bail, according to the Lee County Sheriff’s Office.

Adam Beissmann was arrested around 1:28 a.m. and is facing a battery charge, according to a sheriff’s office booking sheet. He was arrested by police in Cape Coral.

A verbal fight broke out between Beissmann and the victim, who was angered and pushed the victim to the ground and left a mark on his or her knee, according to reports.

Beissmann was accused of participating in a second fight later that evening, and the victim fell once again, according to reports.

Beissmann is prohibited from having contact with the victim and cannot return to the home.

Neighbors Chris Kemp and Randy McCracken described Beissmann as a “nice guy,” but are pleased he’s being held accountable.

“If that’s what he’s capable of doing it’s unfortunate but I’m glad it’s taken care of,” Kemp said.

The circumstances leading up to his arrest were unclear.

Beissmann was placed on administrative leave. His next court appearance is scheduled for June 5.

Reporter:Andrea Henderson
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