ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. -- A St. Johns County Sheriff's Officer has now resigned after allegations of domestic violence. St. Johns County Sheriff's Office spokesman Chuck Mulligan says Officer Randy Capo resigned after an investigation into a domestic battery offense was launched.
The event under investigation occurred on May 11, 2012. That's when officers responded to a call from a neighbor of screams coming from another house.
Upon arrival, the officer heard a woman's voice yell, "Let go of me."
Shortly after, the woman came outside clutching her arm to talk to officers. She also had a bloody nose.
The woman told officers, she and Capo were drinking at a nearby restaurant called Sand Bar. During that time, she confronted him about having an affair and he began to get agitated. He then left her at the bar.
The woman got a ride home from a friend. Once she was home, she says she confronted Capo asking for his cell phone. When she began going through it, the victim says Capo grabbed her, slammed her onto the ground and broke her ribs.
Capo told officers they both fell during a struggle and she tried to punch him.
Capo was arrested at the scene and placed on an emergency suspension while the sheriff's office launched an internal investigation.
Sergeant Mulligan says Capo submitted his resignation during the time his recommendation for termination was awaiting final approval.
Capo was a 31 year veteran of the St. Johns County Sheriff's Office.