Riverview man attacks HCSO deputy responding to domestic dispute

Posted at 3:27 PM, May 22, 2018

RIVERVIEW, Fla. — A Riverview man was arrested after allegedly attacking a Hillsborough County deputy responding to a domestic dispute.

Friday evening, Deputy Lance Feinman responded to a Riverview home about a domestic dispute. He was allowed into the home by a family member and announced who he was in a loud voice.

Randy Howard, 30, then reportedly came from the upstairs floor and intentionally and unlawfully struck Feinman in the face numerous times with a closed fist. He then put the deputy in a chokehold to the point where Feinman felt he would lose consciousness.

HCSO says Deputy Feinman fought back, using his training to beat the unprovoked attack.

He deployed a Taser with no effect on Howard, then additional deputies arrived and were able to subdue Howard, who continued to resist.

Deputy Feinman sustained a broken nose, numerous contusions and complained of pain to his neck and face area. He was treated and released from the hospital and is recuperating at home. 

Howard is charged with aggravated battery on a law enforcement officer, resisting officer with violence and battery on law enforcement.