Hernando County deputy arrested following standoff

A Hernando County deputy is facing charges following an standoff north of Brooksville that lasted nearly 12 hours.

Deputies first received information of a reported domestic dispute involving alcohol just after 7:40 p.m. Monday. William Cole Brinson was taken into custody Tuesday around 6:30 a.m.

Brinson has been employed with the Hernando County Sheriff's Office since 2002. The 43-year-old faces charges including aggravated assault and domestic battery.

There were no reported injuries. No other information has been provided including the circumstances leading up to the barricaded situation. 

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