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CIA agent, Iraq veteran from Tequesta arrested in domestic battery case

Gavel (Observer-Dispatch/TNS)

A CIA employee and Iraq War veteran has been arrested for violating conditions of his bond on a misdemeanor domestic battery and trespassing arrest, records show.

Trevor Becker, 33, of Tequesta, was booked last Thursday at the Palm Beach County Jail on a warrant from St. Lucie County, and was transferred there at midday Friday, records show.

Becker originally was arrested Jan. 15 and charged with trespassing, and for grabbing his former wife and their daughter, at the ex-wife’s Fort Pierce home, in December 2018. The two had divorced in 2013.

According to court documents, prosecutors tried to get Becker’s $7,500 bond revoked in May after they said his new girlfriend sent his daughter letters and packages. They got the revocation and warrant this week. Trial on the original charges is set for Tuesday. The State Attorney’s office would not comment.

Becker “has always maintained his innocence and, we believe, maintained that this is not a criminal matter; this is a family law matter,” attorney Shaun Plymale said.

Becker’s former wife said Friday she did not want to comment. The Palm Beach Post is not naming her or the daughter.

Becker and the woman, then his girlfriend, were featured in a 2006 Palm Beach Post article when he was honored at a family barbecue after returning from Iraq. His family had lived in the Port St. Lucie area since around 1993. He graduated in 2004 from St. Lucie West Centennial High, where he was vice president of the senior class.

Because of Becker’s standing with the CIA, his photo and identifying information were redacted from his Palm Beach County Jail entry, as allowed by state privacy laws. Becker listed the CIA in submitting the form requesting the exemption.

Persons familiar with the case confirmed on background that Becker worked for the CIA. Becker’s position there could not be learned Friday and the agency not respond Friday to an inquiry.


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