Local News

Man arrested after hitting wife on head

AVON PARK - A man accused of hitting his wife on the head with a cell phone was arrested Thursday, a report released Friday said. Ronald Jude Pape Jr., 47, street address given, Avon Park, was arrested by the Highlands County Sheriff’s Office May 14 and charged with aggravated battery. The arrest came after his wife told authorities that she and her husband got into an argument and she requested her mother come pick her up from the house. She told deputies that she was lying on the floor and that her husband when he heard the call got on top of her, grabbed the cell phone from her and used it to hit her on the left side of her head, resulting in bleeding.


(863) 386-5834