A 47-year-old Brooksville man is in the Hernando County Jail following his second arrest of the week on a domestic battery charge.
Brian T. Riviere, who has an extensive criminal record, is being held without bond.
The suspect has spent most of his adult life behind bars, including seven stints in the state prison system.According to a Brooksville Police Department report officers were dispatched to Morse Meadows Mobile Home Park late Thursday in response to an assault call.
Upon arrival they encountered a witness who stated he called 9-1-1 because one of his neighbors was screaming for help.
The witness told investigators the male victim said Riviere was ‘trying to kill him.' At that point the suspect allegedly told the witness to call police but a minute or so later told him not to.
A few minutes later the victim and the suspect went back inside their residence and locked the door. Officers knocked on the door for several minutes before the alleged victim answered.
Inside the home officers reported seeing a broken lamp, glass on the carpet and blood spatters on a washing machine.
Riviere told the officers that the victim fell on the lamp ‘several times' and broke it.
He was arrested and charged with one count of domestic battery. At the time of this arrest Riviere was out on bail from a previous domestic battery arrest that occurred earlier in the week.
The suspect's lengthy criminal history includes a long string of arrests in Broward, Hernando and Paso counties. Riviere's priors include charges of grand theft, dealing in stolen property, drug possession and burglary.
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