82-year-old Villager arrested after contacting wife in defiance of court order

Michael Rodriguez

An 82-year-old Villager was arrested after contacting his wife in defiance of a court order.

Michael Rodriguez was arrested at about 10 a.m. Sunday morning at 1848 Endsley Court in the Hallandale Villas in the Village of St. Charles. Earlier that morning, the Sumter County Sheriff’s Office received a call from Rodriguez’s wife who was allegedly attacked last week. He had been arrested on charges of aggravated battery and depriving use of 911 after allegedly hitting her with the butt of a gun. He was released on $6,000 bond on the condition he have no contact with his wife.

She called law enforcement on Sunday to report that Rodriguez had called her and left her a voicemail.

Rodriguez was booked at the Sumter County Detention Center and released at 1:27 p.m. Monday after posting $2,500 bond.

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