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Erik Compton, Golfer Erik Compton was arrested on felony and misdemeanor charges following an alleged domestic violence incident involving his wife, according to Local10.com.
Compton allegedly was having an argument Saturday with his wife at their home in southwest Miami-Dade County over “relationship issues,” the report stated while citing the arrest report from the Miami-Dade Police Department.
When Compton ‘s wife took out her phone to record the incident, the PGA Tour member allegedly grabbed it out of her hand and threw it into the pool.
Compton, 43, allegedly grabbed his wife by the shoulder and threw her into a wall. His wife sustained small bruises on her left arm, per the report.
Erik Compton is 43 years old.
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His wife left for a friend ‘s house and called the police.
Compton invoked his right to an attorney and did not comment on the situation.
Erik Compton Charged & Arrested
Police arrested Compton on a strong-armed robbery charge, which is a second-degree felony, and a misdemeanor battery charge, per the report.
He was taken into custody at Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center in Miami, and freed on bond, according to the report.
Compton is a Miami native and played on the 2001 Palmer Cup and Walker Cup teams.
He has participated in 168 PGA Tour events but has no wins with 94 cuts made.
His best showing at a major came in 2014 when he finished tied for second with Rickie Fowler at the U.S. Open, eight shots behind winner Martin Kaymer.
Compton has participated in two PGA Tour events this year, tying for 29th at the Corales Puntacana Championship in March and tying for 63rd at the Charles Schwab Challenge in May.
The University of Georgia product has enjoyed more success playing in the Korn Ferry Tour and Canadian Tour, winning four combined events.
Compton was diagnosed with viral cardiomyopathy at a young age and has undergone two heart transplants.
He received the Ben Hogan Award during the 2009 Masters for being active in golf while playing with a handicap or illness.