Former firefighter arrested again, charged with domestic battery

Allen Hawk has prior battery arrests, records show

By Colette DuChanois - Web producer

ST. JOHNS COUNTY, Fla. - A former Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department firefighter was arrested again and charged with domestic battery, a spokesman for the St. Johns County Sheriff's Office said.

Allen Hawk, 41, was booked into the St. Johns County jail at 3:29 a.m. Saturday on charges of battery and violation of probation, according to online jail records. He's being held without bond, jail records show.

Sheriff's Office spokesman Chuck Mulligan told News4Jax that Hawk was arrested after deputies were called to a home because of a domestic dispute.

An arrest report indicates Hawk poked another person in the face in an attempt to prove a fight. That person was not named in the report.

According to the report, Hawk smelled of alcohol and refused a breath sample at the jail. The report notes he is not allowed to consume alcohol as part of the conditions of his probation, on which he was placed following an arrest July 31, 2018. Records show Hawk was accused of beating and choking a woman in St. Johns County, and he was suspended from JFRD.

Conditions of Hawk's suspension included anger management counseling and no consumption of alcohol. According to a JFRD spokesperson, Hawk resigned after his arrest in 2018.

In January, Hawk was arrested and charged with battery, according to an arrest report from the St. Augustine Police Department.

That arrest report stated that Hawk saw a woman he'd been drinking with climbing onto a firetruck in the downtown area of St. Augustine. The woman was grabbed by the arm and thrown to the ground.

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