5 domestic battery suspects arrested Tuesday in Hernando

Four men were arrested Tuesday in four separate domestic battery incidents and a fifth man was arrested after he violated a domestic violence injunction for sending a text message, deputies said.

The series of arrests began shortly before 1:30 a.m. when the Hernando County Sheriff’s Office responded to 8420 Dunnellon Road in Weeki Wachee and arrested Jerrald Henry Schultz, 39, who was accused of grabbing his wife, throwing her on the bed and putting his hands around her neck.

Schultz was arrested three years earlier on another domestic battery charge and was later convicted, deputies said.

Two hours after Schultz’s arrest, deputies responded to 12450 Curry Drive in Spring Hill following reports of another domestic incident.

Ibrahim E. Keshk, 32, was accused of grabbing his live-in girlfriend by the arms in a rage and injuring her.

Deputies said Keshk’s girlfriend had been receiving harassing emails for three years and on Tuesday, she confronted her boyfriend because she suspected he had something to do with it.

Keshk became enraged and violently grabbed his girlfriend, leaving bruises on both arms, according to the sheriff’s office.

The suspect told the arresting deputy his girlfriend’s injuries were self-inflicted, but the deputy stated in his report there was “no way” that was possible.

Shortly after 1 p.m. that afternoon, the sheriff’s office responded to a home at 5184 Broad St. and took into custody a man accused of bullying and battering his girlfriend during a three-day period.

Harold R. Thiess was charged with one count of domestic battery.

His live-in girlfriend told deputies Thiess confronted her Sunday in a jealous rage, accused her of cheating on him and struck her several times, according to an arrest affidavit.

The accuser told deputies one of the attacks was witnessed by her daughter late Monday night, authorities said.

Thiess’ girlfriend had bruises on her chest, legs and left forearm. She also had injuries on the right side of her face and upper lip, according to the affidavit.

Deputies made one more domestic battery arrest shortly after 9 p.m. at 5327 Baldock Ave.

George Allan Diaz Sr., 55, was accused of pushing his live-in girlfriend onto the floor of their master bedroom.

Deputies said Diaz’s girlfriend had her earring ripped from her ear during the melee.

Diaz also tried to pick up his girlfriend in a way that made it difficult for her to breathe, at which time she fought back by biting him on the arm, according to the sheriff’s office.

Diaz, like the other three domestic battery suspects arrested earlier in the day, was transported to the Hernando County Jail and held without bond.

Deputies on Tuesday also arrested a man accused of violating a court order by texting his wife.

Jason Donald Paquette, 40, who was accused of committing domestic violence against his wife two weeks ago in the lobby of an attorney’s office, was issued a temporary injunction, deputies said.

It was scheduled to expire Friday.

According to an arrest affidavit, Paquette texted his wife with the message, “All we need is one more chance. I’ll violate my misdemeanor charge to get better at a rehabilitation center if that’s what it takes. You don’t deserve this. I cannot live without you and the kid … Please have mercy.”

He was arrested shortly before 6 p.m. and booked at the jail without bond.

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