Buckingham incident involved off-duty deputy

Posted at 7:47 AM, Feb 17, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-18 18:50:29-05

UPDATE (7PM) -- Deputies with the Lee County Sheriffs Office responded to a call at the home of deputy Mark Young on Cemetery Road early Wednesday.  The sheriff's office says Young has been put on leave since December. In January he failed his "Fitness for Duty" evaluation.

The sheriff's office is not releasing more information, but neighbors say the house has always been a problem.

"There's always one house in every neighborhood, no matter where you live, that tends to fight and stuff, and its where we've seen it."

"Fighting, screaming, it looks like some pretty intense fights over there."

The Lee County Sheriff's Office says this is an ongoing investigation.


UPDATE (11:45AM) -- The Lee County Sheriff's Office has confirmed that Wednesday mornings incident in the Buckingham area involved an off-duty deputy.

They say that at 10:45pm Tuesday, deputies responded to a call for service from the deputy, who has been on Family Medical Leave since December 4th and failed a fitness evaluation on January 15th.

An investigation is ongoing, but they stress that the public's safety is not in jeopardy.

Stick with Four in Your Corner for more on this developing story.


LEE COUNTY, Fla. -- We're working to get more information about a large deputy presence near a gas station in East Fort Myers.

Just before 2 am Wednesday, deputies told our crew on scene that they were investigating an incident near Orange River Boulevard and Buckingham Road.  That scene appeared to clear overnight.

Fox 4 spotted an armored sheriff's vehicle driving through the neighborhood and several Lee County Sheriff's deputy cars near the gas station and on Cemetery Road nearby.

Right now there's no word on what happened, but we'll continue to follow this developing story.