Charges Dropped Against Boca's David Grimes, He Issues Statement


David Grimes
David Grimes in a photo that he provided to us. Prosecutors decided to take no action following his arrest by Boca Raton Police on several charges.

BOCA RATON, FL ( — reported several weeks ago on the arrest of David Grimes by Boca Raton Police. The 48 year old was charged with false imprisonment of an adult; sudden snatching without a firearm or weapon; tampering with a witness, victim or informant; criminal mischief and domestic battery. The affidavit of probable cause remains available on the Palm Beach County Clerk of Courts website.
Mr. Grimes contacted after prosecutors did NOT take action on the arrest. Mr. Grimes told us that his life has been dramatically changed by the arrest and our reporting of it. We agreed to publish a photo of his choice as well as any statement that he wished to make. The photo is above. Here is the statement which we have copied directly from the email that he sent to us:

This is the real picture of David Grimes. Coaching his daughter for 13 seasons, not the mugshot from a one time 10 minute incident with an ex girlfriend I’m 48 years old and never had an incident
All charges were dismissed,
Prosecutors took no action
The report that Boca news published about my arrest affected me severely in my personal life. My piers at work looked at my differently, my neighbors avoided me.
All of these charges were exaggerated and ultimately dismissed by a judge at the palm beach county court house
What a ridicules system we have.

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