A Dunedin man was slapped with a felony after he allegedly punched, kicked, and spat in a deputy's face early Saturday.
Pinellas County Sheriff's deputies were responding to a domestic disturbance on the 700 block of Lakeside Drive in Dunedin just after 4 a.m. on Nov. 24 when they encountered Michael Patrick Hogan, 31. Hogan had been drinking alcohol and slapped his girlfriend across the face, according to arrest records.
While deputies were investigating the incident, Hogan reportedly became aggressive, spat in a deputy's face and physically assaulted him.
Arrest records state that Hogan struck the deputy in the chest with his hands and fist and kicked him in the leg.
Hogan was arrested on charges of domestic battery, a misdemeanor, and battery on a law enforcement officer, a felony. He was released on $6,000 in surety bonds Nov. 25.
Hogan was arrested on the felony charge of resisting an officer with violence on Oct. 3, and also on misdemeanor charges of simple assault and retail theft on Sept. 1.