Indian River County Sheriff’s Sergeant Arrested for Domestic Violence

Indian River County Sheriff's Office
Indian River County Sheriff's Office

SEBASTIAN – On Friday morning, Indian River County Sheriff’s Sergeant John Cronenberg was arrested on an active warrant for domestic violence battery.

“Overnight, the Sebastian Police Department developed probable cause for his arrest and applied for a warrant,” Maj. Eric Flowers told Sebastian Daily.

The Honorable Judge Joe Wild issued a warrant this morning just before Cronenberg turned himself in at the Indian River County Jail.

He was released on $500 bond and has been placed on administrative leave.

Cronenberg has served with the Indian River County Sheriff’s Office for 23 years and is currently assigned to court security.

Investigators report that the woman had injuries to her forehead and face from Cronenberg “‘smashing’ her head into the sidewalk and ground.” Records also show that the woman had a bruise to her forehead the size of a golf ball. There was a 1-inch cut that “bled profusely,” and the left side of her face was swollen and bruised, records show.

While at the Sebastian River Medical Center, she reported the pain was a “10 out of 10 in intensity” to staff.


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