By Brian McBride
An Osceola County firefighter was arrested and charged with domestic battery in Davenport on Thursday after he allegedly spit on his wife and pushed her during an argument, injuring her back.
Robert Wolfe Jr., 45, was taken to the Polk County Jail in Bartow and charged with domestic violence simple battery.
According to a Polk County Sheriff’s Office report, deputies arrived at the couple’s home in Davenport at about 4:25 a.m. Wolfe told deputies he was an Osceola County Fire Rescue firefighter.
His wife claimed that she and Wolfe were in a verbal dispute that turned physical. It began when she arrived home from work earlier than usual to find Wolfe not there. Wolfe had told her that he was already home before she arrived, the report stated.
She tried to contact him several times, but he never answered. When Wolfe finally replied, he told his wife that he fell asleep at a friend’s house, according to the report.
When he got home, an argument ensued and the victim said Wolfe “spit in her face multiple times,” the report stated.
She said he then grabbed her and slammed her against a bedroom door, breaking the door and injuring her back. The victim said she just had nine surgeries to install nine rods.
When deputies interviewed Wolfe, he said that he had returned home to gather some of his items and was going to leave, but his wife would not let him.
Based on his wife’s written statement, Wolfe was arrested without incident.