Vero Beach Man Arrested For Keeping Boyfriend Prisoner

Vero Beach man arrested after a night at the club.
Vero Beach man arrested after a night at the club. (Photo: Indian River County Sheriff's Office)

VERO BEACH – Indian River County Sheriff’s deputies received a call about a man unable to leave his bedroom because his boyfriend was trapping the door. There was also a liquor bottle thrown and stuck in a wall.

The victim’s mother led a deputy to a window where he observed Aaron Rhodes throwing and breaking items in the room. He was also screaming obscenities at another man, identified as Adam Jones.

Jones was seen with a dresser on top of him as he was laying on a bed.

The deputy went into the house and knocked on the bedroom door. Rhodes knocked back on the door and said, “If you’re coming in here you better come full force!”

At that time, the deputy heard another man screaming “help” multiple times.

The sheriff’s deputy kicked open the bedroom door and detained Rhodes.

The victim’s mother said she heard her son arguing with Rhodes and items being tossed around in the room. Rhodes destroyed furniture, televisions, and broke the bedroom window.

Jones said Rhodes came to the apartment from a local club extremely intoxicated and accused him of cheating.

When the deputy tried to get Rhodes’ side of the story, he said, “just take me to jail.”

Rhodes was booked on charges of felony false imprisonment, misdemeanor battery, and misdemeanor criminal mischief.

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About Andy Hodges
Andy Hodges grew up in Jupiter, Florida where he began his career in radio and TV broadcasting for over 12 years. He would make a career change to computer programming. Andy spent seven years working for tech companies in Atlanta before moving to Indian River County in 2002. He returned to the news sector in 2005 as a writer. Andy joined Sebastian Daily in 2016 as our editor in chief.