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PBSO corrections deputy accused of hitting woman with bottle, biting her

Posted at 1:15 PM, Jan 03, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-03 19:03:27-05

PALM BEACH COUNTY, Fla. — A Palm Beach County corrections deputy is under arrest, accused of hitting a woman with a bottle of alcohol.

According to Kevin Baker's arrest report, the incident happened in the early morning hours of Jan. 1.

A woman said she and Baker attended a party where Baker became heavily intoxicated. She said before leaving, Baker twisted her arm.

Baker's arrest report states that he was verbally abusive to the woman on their ride home, even removing the key from the ignition while their car was still moving.

The woman said Baker demanded she let him drive, and then he drove recklessly the rest of the way home, threatening her the entire way.

According to Baker's arrest report, once they got home, Baker grabbed a bottle of alcohol, and the two got into a loud verbal argument.

The woman said Baker poured alcohol over her head, then swung the bottle at her, hitting her above her left eyebrow.

Baker fell to the ground and the woman jumped on his back, holding him down, the arrest report states.

The woman said, at one point, Baker bit her forearm.

Deputies arrived shortly after and took Baker into custody.

The Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office confirms that Baker is a corrections deputy. The agency released this statement:

The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office holds its employees to the highest standards and never forgets about its duty to preserve the public’s trust. Unfortunately sometimes an employee makes a bad decision which leads to misconduct. This misconduct was reported, investigated and subsequently determined to be criminal in nature, resulting in his arrest. He is currently on administrative leave with pay. The Sheriff’s Office will remain vigilant to insure that our efforts are professional and meet the high standards that the public has come to expect.

Baker is now facing a charge of Aggravated Battery with a Deadly Weapon.