UF Professor arrested for domestic battery

A University of Florida professor faces a charge of domestic battery.

Jonathan Edelmann is an assistant professor in the Department of Religion,

Edelmann was arrested on September 9th after allegedly pushing the victim to the ground and hitting them, after arguing about a tree that needed to be removed before Hurricane Irma hit Florida.

Gainesville Police say the victim was able to record some of what happened, including some of the threats he made.

Post Miranda, he admitted to the charge. He is out of the Alachua County Jail and there is a restraining order against him.