Florida delegates jailed, suspended after scuffle with sailors



Two sheriff’s deputies were suspended after they were arrested for an off-duty brawl with American sailors in Key West early Saturday that injured one of the sailors, officials said. official said.

Monroe County deputies Connor Curry, 23, and Trevor Pike, 25, remained in jail Saturday morning, charged with disorderly conduct, prison records show. Pike faces an additional charge of felony battery.

Two uninjured sailors, whose names have not been released, have been charged with disorderly conduct, Key West police said in a press release. They were part of a squadron that visited US Naval Air Station Key West.

Police said the deputies and sailors began arguing shortly before 2 a.m. on Duval Street, an area known for its bars and restaurants.

Police officers said they witnessed Pike punch a 27-year-old sailor in the face while Curry pushed him, causing the sailor to fall and hit him in the head. The sailor was taken by helicopter to a hospital near Miami. His condition has not been released.

Monroe County Sheriff Rick Ramsay said in a statement that he suspended the deputies without pay. He said he was “deeply saddened by this incident and it will be fully investigated.”

Prison records show Pike and Curry were released on Saturday – Pike was released on $55,000 bail and Curry identified himself. No attorneys are listed.

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