JSO: Corrections officer charged with domestic battery, resigns

Duval County Jail

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office corrections officer resigned Tuesday after he was arrested on a charge of domestic battery, the Sheriff’s Office said.

Undersheriff Pat Ivey said Noel Summerville, 30, had been a corrections officer for 1.5 years. Ivey said Summerville would be fired, which could not be appealed under civil service rules because he was still in his probationary period.

News4Jax learned Summerville resigned from his position instead.

Summerville was charged with one count of first-degree misdemeanor domestic battery against a family member. Ivey said the charge stemmed from an argument that resulted in minor physical injuries to the family member during an incident early Tuesday morning.

He said the officers who responded to the scene called the JSO Integrity Unit when they realized they were dealing with a JSO employee.

Summerville was the fourth JSO employee arrested this year and the first corrections officer arrested.

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A Jacksonville native and proud University of North Florida alum, Francine Frazier has been with News4Jax since 2014 after spending nine years at The Florida Times-Union.