The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office arrested Dr. Ian Weisberg, a 47-year-old resident of the Niceville area, on charges of domestic violence related to aggravated battery causing bodily harm.
The arrest occurred on July 3, following a call from Weisberg’s residence on Baywind Drive at approximately 6:20 a.m, according to a Sheriff’s Office press release.
Upon arrival, deputies discovered the female victim with severe swelling and bruising on her face and head. The information provided by the sheriff’s office noted there were visible signs of blood coming from one of her eyelids.
The victim told responding deputies she had been repeatedly pushed and thrown to the ground by her hair.
This arrest is not Weisberg’s first for alleged violent incidents. On September 16, 2018, Weisberg was arrested by the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office and charged with battery, a misdemeanor, and battery by strangulation, a felony. You can view those records here. The prosecutor in the case declined to pursue charges and dropped the case.
Weisberg’s wife filed a divorce petition in 2019 but was eventually dismissed.
Deputies took Weisberg into custody and subsequently booked into the Okaloosa County Jail in Crestview.
Mid Bay News reached out to all of the medical facilities with Weisberg listed on their website, including HCA Destin-Fort Walton Beach, HCA Crestview, and Okaloosa Heart and Vascular Center. None of the facilities were available for comment before the time of publication.
Domestic violence incidents continue to be a grave concern in the community, prompting law enforcement to swiftly respond and take necessary actions to protect victims and ensure their safety. The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office remains committed to upholding the law and bringing those responsible for such acts to justice.
If you or someone you know is experiencing domestic violence, please seek help from local support services or call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-SAFE (7233).