Former LCSO deputy accused of domestic violence no longer facing charges

Reporter: Michael Hudak Writer: Matthew Seaver
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Lee County Sheriff’s Office deputy Christopher Doughty (Blurred photo provided by Lee County Sheriff’s Office)

The former Lee County Sheriff’s Office deputy who was arrested and accused of domestic violence is no longer facing charges, according to court records.

The Lee County Sheriff’s Office arrested Christopher Doughty in early July after a domestic violence battery investigation.

In a news conference on July 2, Lee County Sheriff Carmine Marceno said deputies got called to Doughty’s house for a domestic violence battery investigation.

“After a thorough investigation, deputies determined there was sufficient probable cause to arrest Doughty. He was charged with battery domestic violence, and was taken to the Lee County Jail,” said Marceno during that news conference.

After the arrest, Marceno fired Doughty, who had been with the sheriff’s office for 14 years.

In the announcement of Doughty’s arrest, Marceno said that Doughty worked as a school resource officer at Palm Acres Charter High School in Lehigh Acres.

According to the arrest report, Doughty and the victim got into an argument that led to a physical altercation that resulted in Doughty grabbing the victim by the neck.

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