Cantonment Man Charged With Striking Fiancee, Fighting With Two Deputies

July 10, 2019

A Cantonment man is facing charges after allegedly hitting his fiancee in the face and getting into a fight with two deputies.

Michael Justin Spencer, 35, was charged with battery, felony hindering and delaying communication to a law enforcement officer and two felony counts of battery on a law enforcement officer.

His fiancee told Escambia County Sheriff’s Office deputies that the couple was on their way back home from hanging out with friends when he snapped and hit her in the face. He allegedly pulled her out of the vehicle, slammed her to the ground and smashed her phone before she could call law enforcement for help.

As a deputy attempted to detain Spencer, he snatched away and placed “his hands up as if he was going to fight me”, a deputy wrote in his report. “I then grabbed Michael Spencer’s body and escorted him to the ground by his shoulders.”

As the deputy attempted to grab Spencer’s right arm, he broke loose and grabbed the deputy’s duty belt near his pistol. The deputy then struck him once in the face, the report states. “When I tried to grab his wrist again, he grabbed the right side of my duty belt, at which time I delivered another strike to the right side of his face,” the deputy stated. Two deputies were the able to place him in handcuffs.

Spencer refused to stop cursing at deputies and banging around in the back of the deputy’s Tahoe, according to the report. “Michael Spencer was then escorted out of my Tahoe and onto the ground and placed in restraints,” the report states.

Deputies noted that Spencer appeared to be intoxicated and “very angry”.

Spencer was released from the Escambia County Jail on a $10,500 bond.


25 Responses to “Cantonment Man Charged With Striking Fiancee, Fighting With Two Deputies”

  1. Susie Q on July 12th, 2019 9:04 am

    TJ, I ❤ the deputy’s wording, too.

  2. Missysmom on July 11th, 2019 9:57 am

    Ms. Fiance, not knowing your situation, please leave, go to a Women’s shelter immediately.. There is one in Mobile, Penelope House. Look them up online or go to the police. They will assist you.
    Do not stay in this toxic relationship. if there are children involved the shelter will aid you in any possible way to recover. Best of luck.

  3. Bewildered on July 11th, 2019 5:27 am

    “Fiancee” has numerous meanings nowadays. I hope the lady does not already have kids with this loser.

  4. Matchbox on July 11th, 2019 3:39 am

    Who would bond him out? Girl if you marry him you are the fool here….run and NEVER LOOK BACK!!!!

  5. Billy Preston on July 10th, 2019 4:05 pm

    He’s lucky he wasn’t “escorted” to the morgue and “delivered” to the undertaker.

  6. Andrea Owens on July 10th, 2019 2:18 pm

    Im just trying to figure out how is he still alive⁉️

  7. Anne on July 10th, 2019 1:09 pm

    Granddaddy was a deputy in mid-Alabama back in the day. A very large and strong man who’d worked fields and farmed as a younger man.
    Whenever he had to use physical force it was just that to subdue an ornery suspect or mean drunk into his patrol car, or the county truck.
    This idiot would have had what was once called “the long way around to the jail” so they could have a talk about his past, present and future. Possibly there would be a Bible verse or two read to him and by the time the guy got to jail there would be an “Understanding” about the law and life.

  8. Justbeachin on July 10th, 2019 1:03 pm

    One Word: Alcohol!!………..He definitely needs to leave the alcohol alone! She does NOT need to marry this Jerk…Jerk is a polite word for him!!………Wow!!….He is “special”.

  9. EMD on July 10th, 2019 12:47 pm

    Ms. Fiance, RUN. Some things you may not know: Men do not think like women. Their brains are different. Men do not get better AFTER you marry them. Even men that say they are Christians, do not always act like it after one marries them. You cannot change him. Only God can. If he is bad now, he will get worse after he is married. He may say he is sorry, but he WILL do it again. Over and over and over again. He will make your life very unhappy. May severely injure and/or kill you. If you appease him, he will isolate you and make you his compliant play thing, and you will enable him to continue in his bad behavior…………..RUN ! ! !

  10. a on July 10th, 2019 12:24 pm

    But he is only mean when he drinks! You believe that girl, you deserve him. Run.

  11. Karen on July 10th, 2019 10:57 am

    Girl you better forget this loser, next time he snaps (as you put it) you might wind up in the hospital or the morge! If you stay with him after this then whatever else happens just remember you asked for it. Love is not suppose to hurt!

  12. Laughing on July 10th, 2019 10:47 am

    David Huie Green…

    Your comments always make laugh

  13. TJ on July 10th, 2019 10:12 am

    “Escorted to the ground” twice, “delivered” (another strike to the right side of his face). Love it and this Officer’s eloquent writing.

  14. Lynn Mac on July 10th, 2019 9:58 am

    Why wasn’t he shot?

  15. Mz. Undastood on July 10th, 2019 9:46 am

    He fought with deputies AND was arrested?!!

  16. David Huie Green on July 10th, 2019 9:30 am

    Please reconsider that “fiancee” thing.

    David for happiness

  17. shaking my head on July 10th, 2019 9:27 am

    Well, isn’t he a special kind of stupid?????
    Run girl and don’t look back. He’ll do it again and you deserve better than this piece of garbage…..
    Wonder how he treats his kids?

  18. Roll Tide on July 10th, 2019 9:09 am

    Lady: He’s going to say he’s sorry and beg you to forgive him. Don’t fall for that crap! If he does it once, he’ll do it again. You don’t need to live in fear of the next time. Get out now. If you don’t, then you are no better than him. js

  19. mike on July 10th, 2019 8:24 am

    he got out on bail, i guess the wedding’s still on? :)

  20. w.w. on July 10th, 2019 8:05 am

    A criminal record you now possess because you were “mad”. Note to others; Step back and take a breath or two.

  21. Lady Molino resident on July 10th, 2019 7:55 am

    Lady it is time to move on from this guy. What he did to you was wrong. But, if you stay with him, then you are wrong.

  22. JustSaying on July 10th, 2019 7:04 am

    Already released, now he is really angry. She better hide, poor thing!

  23. Inspector Gadget on July 10th, 2019 5:59 am

    What the Crap! $10k BOND!!! An attack on a LE Officer should be NO BOND until an automatic 30 days in jail! Jacked-up Judy system!!!

  24. Fred Garvin on July 10th, 2019 4:39 am

    “Escorted to the ground”, perfect!

  25. rance on July 10th, 2019 2:28 am

    Dump him, he’s a loser – not even married and he does this? Oh well they say love is blind, they also say stupid is painful…