Gainesville Assistant City Attorney Arrested on Burglary, Prowling Charges
Published September 17th, 2013
GAINESVILLE - An assistant attorney for the city of Gainesville is in legal trouble of his own, after allegedly breaking into a home and forgetting more than just his legal briefs.
Ronald Combs, 59, was arrested early Saturday after Gainesville Police say he broke into the home of a Duckpond resident wearing nothing but a skullcap and tennis shoes.
In the police report, the female resident says she woke up only to find Combs standing alone inside her bedroom.
After running out through the woman's back door, police were able to arrest Combs after tasing him.
Combs is a longtime employee of the Gainesville City Attorney's office, currently serving as the senior assistant city attorney.
City officials would not say much on Combs' future as they review the evidence against him.
"The City Attorney's office is aware of the incident, and is currently in a fact-gathering mode, and will take appropriate action as the facts may warrant," said Bob Woods, communications manager for the city of Gainesville.
Combs was booked into the Alachua County Jail on charges of burglary, resisting arrest and prowling. According to the online jail logs, Combs was released sometime Monday night.
There's no word yet on how long the city's investigation into Combs' alleged actions will take.
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