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Alachua County deputy suspended

Deputy suspended during domestic violence investigation

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ALACHUA COUNTY, Fla. – An Alachua County Sheriff's Office deputy has been placed on administrative suspension because of a domestic violence investigation, the sheriff's office announced Tuesday.

Deputy Russell Lee Johnson is a 20-year veteran of the Sheriff's Office and is currently assigned to the Court Security Bureau.

Officers with the Alachua Police Department responded Sunday to a reported domestic violence incident involving an Alachua County deputy. Police determined the incident took place Saturday and immediately began a criminal investigation and notified the sheriff's office.

Based on that initial investigation, Johnson was placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of the criminal investigation and an internal investigaiton by the sheriff's office.