Florida man rearrested after punching deputy in jail lobby

A man being released from a southwest Florida jail was rearrested after authorities say he punched the deputy who was releasing him.

Fort Myers police report that 28-year-old Lanorris Kentrell Bland was one of several inmates being released from the Lee County Jail Tuesday when he struck the deputy three times in the back.

Investigators say Bland had been classified as a "high risk inmate" and attacked the deputy after the deputy told Bland several times to immediately leave the lobby.

The News-Press reports that Bland was taken back into custody and charged with battery on an officer.