Man arrested, accused of stabbing deputy in Bokeelia

Rickey Beaty, 59, of Bokeelia (Photo via Lee County Sheriff’s Office)

A 59-year-old man accused of stabbing a deputy in March at a home in Bokeelia was arrested Monday, according to a Lee County Sheriff’s Office booking sheet.

Rickey Beaty, of Bokeelia, faces a charge of aggravated battery on an officer, firefighter, EMT or ETC, according to the sheriff’s office. Bail is not yet set.

Beaty allegedly attacked a Lee County Sheriff’s Office deputy who was responding to a public assistance call on March 22 at a home on 16000 block of Aura Lane in Bokeelia. The deputy then discharged his weapon.

The deputy suffered non life-threatening injuries and was released March 23, according to the sheriff’s office. Beaty was airlifted to Lee Memorial Hospital, but the severity of his injuries were unclear.

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