PINELLAS COUNTY, Fla. (WFLA) — A Pinellas County sheriff’s deputy has been arrested and charged with false imprisonment and domestic battery.

Fellow deputies cuffed 23-year old Jared Toro on Wednesday afternoon. According to an arrest report, he battered his girlfriend, handcuffed her and wouldn’t let her leave the residence.

Deputies released Toro from the Pinellas County Jail at 6:13 p.m.. At his first court appearance, the judge ordered that he can have no contact with the victim.

Deputy Toro was the subject of an 8 On Your Side investigation last year after he was suspended for speeding and hitting a bicyclist in Clearwater.

The bicyclist, Steve Greninger, shattered several bones in the wreck. He spoke with 8 On Your Side via Zoom in November when he was still in a St. Petersburg rehab facility.

“It was like slow motion to me,” he said.

That crash is now the subject of a lawsuit against the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office. The sheriff’s office suspended Deputy Toro for 112 hours as a result of that crash.

8 On Your Side has requested an interview with Sheriff Bob Gualtieri concerning Deputy Toro’s arrest. We are awaiting a response.