VERO BEACH, Florida – Darrell Rivers, a former Indian River County sheriff candidate in 2016 and current Vero Beach police officer, was arrested Saturday on a charge of battery domestic violence, according to reports.
Rivers, 47, was arrested at about 11:00 p.m. by Indian River County Sheriff’s Office deputies at the 4000 block of 41st Avenue, according to jail records.
The Vero Beach police officer was charged with misdemeanor battery domestic violence, reports say.
Rivers was released from jail on his own recognizance without bail and has a court date set for Jan. 16 in Indian River County.
Anna Carden, a Vero Beach Police Department spokeswoman, confirmed Rivers works for the Police Department.
The department had no other comment, Carden said. Rivers has been with the department for approximately 28 years.
In 2016, Rivers challenged two-term incumbent Deryl Loar in the Republican primary.
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