SPRING HILL A Spring Hill man jailed on an initial charge of probation violation was charged Saturday with battery of a law enforcement officer after he spit on a deputy during booking, according to an arrest report.
Richard Eugene Schneider, 45, was contacted by two deputies at his Spring Hill residence at 4224 Drummond Ave. concerning an outstanding warrant. Schneider was taken into custody concerning a previous domestic battery conviction, second or subsequent offense, according to the sheriff’s office.
While being transporting to the jail Schneider made “vulgar” comments to the deputies, called them names, and talked about the deputies’ families, the report states.
Once to the jail, and while en route to the booking area, Schneider continued to make vulgar comments.
“I did not pay Schneider any attention, at which time, he turned his head to the right and spit in my direction, making contact with my right forearm,” a deputy wrote. “Schneider was placed against the wall to prohibit him from spitting any further.”
Schneider was turned over to jail staff, charged with battery of a law enforcement officer, and due to being on probation, is being held at the Hernando County Jail without bond.