Sheriff's Lt. arrested after disturbance call

Orange County Sheriff's Lt. Tressa Paul-Chavis has been relieved of her law enforcement status a disturbance at her home.

Apopka police say they responded to her home last night after getting a 911 call from her husband, saying she arrived with another man who threatened to kill him.

Police say that other man is former Orange County Undersheriff Malone Stewart.

WDBO news partner WFTV is reporting that when police got to the Lt's home she and Stewart were intoxicated and she was trying to prevent police from patting Stewart down because police believed he could have been armed. Investigators say Paul-Chavis chest bumped an officer a few times and she was taken down and handcuffed in her backyard. She was off duty at the time.

Paul-Chavis is facing charges of resisting an officer without violence.

The sheriff's office says Paul-Chavis has been relieved of her law enforcement status and reassigned to administrative duties, pending the outcome of the investigation. She has been with the sheriff's office since 1992.





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