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Florida deputies jailed, suspended after brawl with sailors

Posted at 10:32 AM, Dec 19, 2021
and last updated 2021-12-19 10:32:05-05

KEY WEST, Fla. (AP) — Two sheriff’s deputies have been suspended after they were arrested for an off-duty brawl with sailors in Key West.

Jail records show that Monroe County deputies Connor Curry and Trevor Pike remained jailed Saturday morning, charged with disorderly conduct, jail records show. Pike faces an additional charge of battery. The sailors were charged with disorderly conduct.

They are part of a squadron visiting U.S. Naval Air Station Key West. Police said the deputies and sailors began arguing shortly before 2 a.m.

Police officers said they witnessed Pike punch a 27-year-old sailor while Curry pushed him, causing the sailor to fall and strike his head. The sailor was flown to a hospital near Miami. His condition was not released.