LCSO deputy arrested on battery-domestic violence charges

Published: July 2, 2022 1:53 PM EDT
Updated: July 3, 2022 6:34 AM EDT

A Lee County Sheriff’s Office deputy has been arrested. Lee County Sheriff’s Office deputy Christopher Doughty was arrested for Battery-Domestic Violence.

The sheriff says deputies got called to his house overnight for a domestic violence battery investigation. A short time later, Marceno fired Doughty after 14 years with LSCO.

Because of Marcy’s law, the sheriff says he cannot tell us who Doughty is accused of abusing.

WINK News asked Marceno how the person was doing? Sheriff Carmine Marceno said, “He did not know, but from his understanding, things were very minor on scene.”

Doughty worked as a school resource officer at Palm Acres Charter High School in Lehigh Acres.

Marceno said Doughty had minor disciplinary issues, but he says he will not stand for any domestic violence.

“I expect members of the Lee County Sheriff’s Office to be positive examples in the community. I promise to continue holding my team accountable for their actions and demonstrate that they are not exempt from the consequences of misconduct. I will not allow any member of my agency to tarnish the badge,” Marceno said.

Marceno said Doughty was released from jail Saturday morning.

As for what is next, the sheriff says this case will be forwarded to the State Attorney’s Office and go before a judge.

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