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Man arrested in ambush, attack of Palm Beach County sheriff's deputy

Gerlo Ulysse, 27, accused of flagging down, attacking deputy in Lake Worth alley

Gerlo Ulysse is accused of ambushing and attacking a Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office deputy in a Lake Worth alley.
Gerlo Ulysse is accused of ambushing and attacking a Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office deputy in a Lake Worth alley.

LAKE WORTH, Fla. – A 27-year-old man accused of ambushing and attacking a Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office deputy in an alley has been arrested.

The Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office said in a news release that Gerlo Ulysse was arrested Tuesday on a charge of aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer with a deadly weapon.

A deputy was conducting business in an alley behind 1011 Seventh Ave. S. early Sunday when he was flagged down by a man deputies later identified as Ulysse.

When the deputy approached the man, the deputy was ambushed and struck on the right side of his face with a blunt object determined to be a shank or nail.

The deputy was taken to a hospital, treated and released.

Jail records show that Ulysse also faces a charge of possession of a weapon or ammunition by a convicted felon.

He was expected to appear in court Wednesday.