Lehigh Acres, FL – A Lee County sheriff’s deputy was viciously beaten by a male suspect as he was trying to arrest a combative woman during a traffic stop on Sunday.
The attack occurred outside a Speedway gas station on Lee Boulevard after an unidentified Lee County Sheriff’s Office (LCSO) deputy conducted a traffic stop, according to WINK.
The lone deputy was attempting to place 23-year-old Diaundra Brown under arrest, but she began fighting him and refused to get into the back of the patrol car, a bystander’s video recording showed.
A second suspect, 21-year-old Jezan Deralus, was initially standing behind the deputy as the brawl ensued, but after approximately 90 seconds, he jumped in and began pummeling the deputy in the head with both fists, the video showed.
Brown sprang out of the patrol car with her hands cuffed behind her back as Deralus pinned the deputy against the vehicle and continued delivering more blows.
The deputy managed to break away and deployed his Taser, dropping Brown face-first onto the pavement, the video showed.
He then tazed Deralus, WINK reported.
Both suspects were placed under arrest.
The extent of the deputy’s injuries is unknown.
Brown has been charged with battery on an officer, resisting an officer with violence, and use or possession of drug equipment, according to LCSO booking records.
She remained incarcerated on $21,000 bond on Monday morning.
Deralus has been charged with driving with a revoked or suspended license, battery on an officer, and resisting an officer with violence.
He remained incarcerated on $60,750 on Monday morning.
The LCSO said the investigation into the incident remains ongoing.
Lehigh Acres resident Richard Michna said the attack on the deputy should never have happened, WINK reported.
“The cops are doing their job,” Michna told the news outlet. “People should know when to stop but they don’t. They don’t think of their actions first.”
You can see video from the incident below. Warning – Graphic Content: