A Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office corrections deputy was arrested Monday for assaulting a man at gunpoint who was having sex with her daughter in the deputy’s Belle Glade home.
Dorethea Collier, 48, was charged with false imprisonment, aggravated assault and battery for the Nov. 2 incident. She was arrested following a review by the State Attorney’s Office, said Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Teri Barbera.
When Collier arrived home, Larry Butler, 19, of Pahokee, hid in the closet while Collier’s daughter, Uzuri Collier, 20, held her bedroom door shut.
But Dorethea Collier barged in and found her daughter partially clothed and a naked Butler in the closet.
The uniformed deputy punched Butler three or four times and then pointed her gun at him, handcuffed him and ordered him to his knees.
Her daughter begged her not to shoot Butler. Dorethea Collier also threatened to send Butler to jail for raping her daughter.
Uzuri Collier’s father, Michael Collier, 48, then arrived home after his wife called him. He hit his daughter and Butler, who was eventually allowed to get dressed and leave.
Dorethea Collier then made a trespassing complaint against Butler. Butler also called the Sheriff’s Office’s internal affairs office to complain, Barbera said.
Collier, who was released from the West County Jail on $5,000 bail, is on paid administrative leave, Barbera said.
Collier has been with the Sheriff’s Office for 12 years. Her salary is $58,896.