Hendry County Sheriff’s Deputy arrested on charges of Battery/DV, Aggravated Assault, Child Neglect and Possession of Synthetic Narcotics. Sheriff’s Office deputies learned that, then, Deputy Adrian Prado was seen striking his spouse two to three times in and around the head and neck area and another time following her into the master bedroom with a knife in his hands after an argument.
Deputies responded to the home and discovered the drugs during their investigation.
Hendry County Sheriff Steve Whidden has withdrawn the appointment of Prado. “This type of behavior should not and will not be tolerated by the public and certainly not by a deputy sheriff” said Sheriff Whidden.
Adrian Prado, 35 years of age, was placed under arrest on charges of Battery/ DV, Child Neglect, Aggravated Assault, and Possession of Synthetic Narcotics. Prado was released on August 25, 2020 on $25,000 bond.