[PHOTO CREDIT: Lake County Sheriff’s Office]
[Original Publish Date: 12/11/19]
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ALTOONA, Florida — An Altoona man is behind bars after deputies say he ripped a badge off a deputy’s uniform and battered an elderly woman, according to an arrest report.
Deputies responded to the home on Rabbit Road in reference to a disturbance just after 10:45 p.m. Tuesday. When they arrived, Scott Alan Shaw, 53, was very aggravated that law enforcement was at his house, the deputy noted in the affidavit. The arresting deputy asked Shaw to put his dogs away several times, and Shaw refused and began using vulgar language.
Shaw became irate, according to the affidavit and balled his fist up and told the deputy, “let’s go,” while stepping towards him in an aggressive manner. The deputy attempted to place Shaw in a transporter to control him but he pulled away and shoved another deputy in the chest. He then ripped that deputy’s badge off his uniform.
Shaw was taken to the ground and placed under arrest. Deputies interviewed the elderly victim, who said, Shaw stomped on her head while she was lying down, causing bruising and bleeding. Shaw, who is the woman’s caregiver, also pulled her by her hair and threatened to “gut her,” the affidavit states.
Shaw is charged with battery on a law enforcement officer, resisting an officer without violence, neglect of the elderly and battery on a person over 65. He is being held at the Lake County Jail on $18,000 bond. Shaw has previous battery arrests and has been named as the respondent in at least one previous Lake County repeat violence injunction case.
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