National headlines were made when the wife of former U.S. Open champion Lucas Glover was arrested for domestic violence battery and resisting arrest in St. Johns County, Florida on May 13, 2018. The altercation allegedly occurred after Lucas Glover missed the 54-hole cut at The Players Championship. Lucas Glover told authorities that his wife gets violent every time he does not play well in a major PGA Tournament. There were allegedly visible injuries on Lucas Glover and his mother. Krista Glover faces a court date on May 31, 2018 and was released on a $2,500 bond.
Krista Glover is charged under F.S. 784.03 which states the offense of battery occurs when a person:
1) actually and intentionally touches or strikes another person against the will of the other; or
2) Intentionally causes bodily harm to another person.
The charge is a misdemeanor of the first degree and she can be sentenced up to $1,000.00 fine and 1 year in jail.
Krista Glover is also charged under F.S. 843.02 which states that whoever shall resist, obstruct, or oppose any officer… in the execution of legal process or in the lawful execution of any legal duty, without offering or doing violence to the person of the officer, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor of the first degree. The maximum sentence is the same as the battery charge.
It is alleged that after deputies handcuffed Krista Glover, she became combative and tried to separate herself from the arresting deputy. The report states she wrapped her legs and feet around the door and frame of the car, preventing the lower half of her body from getting into the vehicle.Once Glover was in the car, the report says she “began screaming while forcefully kicking the rear driver’s side door … causing the door to visibly separate from the cell of the door frame.”
Lucas Glover would also have cause to file a domestic violence injunction to force his wife to vacate the marital home and have no contact with him and, quite possibly, the children. Lucas Glover’s mother would also have a possible domestic violence injunction action. If an injunction was granted, Krista Glover might have to complete a 26-week batterers intervention program class.
Being arrested for domestic battery can have long-lasting effects on you criminally and in family court. See our blog about the family law implications on the Glover family here. Navigating the criminal justice system in Florida requires an experienced Jacksonville criminal attorney. Contact the Law Office of David M. Goldman, PLLC for a consultation.