Broward County Sheriff’s Deputy Arrested For Pulling Gun on Wife and Infant


ROYAL PALM BEACH – A Broward County Sheriff’s deputy pulled a gun on his wife while she held an infant in her arms at their Royal Palm Beach home Sunday, according to a Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office report released this week.

Germaine Sewell, 29, was arrested Sunday night on charges of aggravated assault and domestic battery. Sewell, who has been a deputy with Broward County since 2014, was released on his own recognizance Monday morning. He previously worked as a corrections officer, according to Florida Department of Law Enforcement records.

The Broward County Sheriff’s Office said Sewell works as a deputy in the Department of Detention and was suspended with pay on July 11.

Sewell’s wife was in court Monday morning and told Judge Ted Booras that she did not want any contact with her husband. She said she planned on leaving the home they share.

Saturday night is when the fighting began, Sewell’s wife told investigators. As they fought, she held her 1-month-old daughter, according to the report. She said Sewell pushed her and hit her in her face and eventually left the room to grab his gun.

When he came back he waved it in the air, then pointed it at the floor as she pleaded for him to put the weapon away.

“I don’t give a (expletive),” he allegedly said.

Sewell’s wife ran with her baby to her neighbor’s home, shaking and not wearing any shoes. Sewell called a friend at about 3 a.m. Sunday to tell her what had happened.

It’s unclear who called 911, but when deputies arrived to speak with Sewell, he denied any physical fighting or getting a gun. He said he keeps one in his home’s spare bedroom, according to the report. Sewell said his wife slapped him.

Deputies noted in the report that neither Sewell nor his wife had any visible marks on their faces.

Court records show the pair were married in March 2016, but filed for divorce in October of the same year. It’s unclear whether the divorce was finalized.

The report states there is a history of domestic violence between the two, but there were no records in the Palm Beach County Clerk’s system reflecting that.