Florida deputy arrested after night at gentleman's club in Jacksonville

A Jacksonville Sheriff's Office deputy was arrested after an altercation Friday night.
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A Jacksonville Sheriff's Office deputy was arrested after an altercation Friday night.

Credit: Jacksonville Sheriff's Office

Credit: Jacksonville Sheriff's Office

A Florida deputy was arrested after an altercation at a Jacksonville nightclub, the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office reported.

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According to the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office, Officer Rodney Bryant, a 5 1/2-year member of the department, was involved in a dispute Friday at Mascara's Gentlemen's Club with his girlfriend and her friend.

Bryant has been charged with three counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. He has been terminated from his position in the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office.

According to deputies, the group left the club but the dispute continued in a vehicle. This was when Bryant allegedly pulled over, opened the trunk of his vehicle and pulled out a firearm.

Bryant allegedly pointed the gun at the two women, making threats, according to the Sheriff’s Office.

They were all pulled over long enough for the girlfriend's friend to make contact with her sister, who later arrived at the scene, according to the Sheriff’s Office.

The girl's sister observed Bryant with the firearm making threats and that he pointed the firearm at her, according to the Sheriff’s Office.

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