Appears that this is nothing new for dad BRANDON LEE DANIELS. He has a long history of being a dickhead.
Domestic violence allegation made against convicted child abuser
By TONY HOLT | Hernando Today
Published: August 10, 2012 Updated: August 10, 2012 - 3:05 PM
A man whose criminal record includes child abuse and battery arrests has been accused again of inflicting violence.
This time the victims were his girlfriend and their 1-year-old son, according to the Hernando County Sheriff's Office.
Brandon Lee Daniels, 35, of 11003 Knuckey Road, was arrested Thursday afternoon on charges of domestic battery and child neglect.
Deputies said the suspect attacked his girlfriend after she grabbed their child out of Daniels' arms, fled from the yard and hid behind some bushes along Bailey Hill Road.
Daniels walked down the street screaming for his girlfriend to give him his wallet, according to an arrest report.
The girlfriend's brother was behind him driving Daniels' SUV telling him his wallet was in the vehicle, but Daniels continued screaming for his girlfriend, deputies said.
When Daniels found his girlfriend, she still had her son in her arms. He tried forcing her into the SUV and started punching her in the head and grabbing her leg, according to the sheriff's office.
While battering his girlfriend, he shoved her against the SUV and the couple's child hit his head on the window, deputies said.
The woman got into the vehicle with her son and her brother drove away, leaving Daniels behind, according to the report.
Neither the woman nor her child required medical attention, but deputies said both of them sustained bruises during the incident.
Daniels was booked shortly before 1 p.m. at the Hernando County Jail. He was charged with an additional count of violation of probation.
He was convicted November 2011 on a charge of child abuse. Daniels decided – on the day of his scheduled trial date – to plead guilty and accept the state's offer of one year of probation and 50 hours of community service.
His conviction was related to an arrest 10 months earlier in Weeki Wachee. Daniels had struck a girl three times with an open hand after she had refused his orders to clean her room. He told authorities the girl had thrown a stuffed animal at him and kicked him.
Deputies said the girl suffered bruises on her left and right thighs and on her left jawbone.
Daniels said he was enforcing discipline. The sheriff's office never disclosed whether the girl was Daniels' daughter.
Other requirements of his plea agreement from last year included random drug screenings, prohibition from visiting bars during his one-year probation and participation in a batterer's intervention program, according to court records.
Daniels was arrested in March 2010 on a domestic battery charge, but the case was dismissed a month later. In February 2007, he was convicted of DUI.