ORLANDO, Fla. — The state of Florida has declined to prosecute the West Orange High School football coach arrested on a domestic violence charge.

  • Coach Robert Head arrested on out-of-state warrant
  • He faced charge of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon
  • He was accused of hitting wife with window frame

Robert Curtis Head, 44, of Winter Garden made an initial appearance before an Orange County judge in late January, where bail was set at $2,500, according to a motion filed by his attorney in the Ninth Judicial Circuit Court. Head posted bond and was released, the motion said.

Last week, the State Attorney said the case was "not suitable for prosecution."

Head was arrested on an out-of-state warrant Monday, January 21 and charged with aggravated battery with a deadly weapon. He's accused of hitting his wife, Michelle, in the head with a wooden window frame with a wrought iron decoration during an argument.

The judge ordered that Head not return to or reside in the home he shared with his wife. But the motion requests that he be able to return to the home.

The incident didn't happen on school property, and no students were harmed.

Head also coached at Olympia High School and has been an employee of Orange County for about 15 years.

Robert Head is head football coach at West Orange High School. (Spectrum News file)