Island physician Andrew Martin Guidry, who was arrested and charged with domestic battery in early June, had defense attorney, Jerry Berry, of the Naples law firm Berry, Day & McFee, enter a plea of not guilty on his behalf Wednesday.
Guidry was not present for the arraignment before Judge Rob Brown July 1, in Collier County, court records revealed.
A pretrial conference before Judge Mike Carr is scheduled 9 a.m., July 29.
The Collier County Sheriff’s Office had reported that when they arrived at 7668 Hernando Court, Naples, on June 6, to speak to the battery victim, she reported being physically assaulted and in fear of her husband.
Guidry, 46, of 256 Rose Apple Lane, Naples, is a former Marco Island City Council candidate with a physician’s office, Marco Medical, on Island near City Hall.
In a Collier County Sheriff’s Office incident report, the victim said that a verbal argument with Guidry turned physical at their home in Naples when she was supposed to go to Orlando and her husband had seen an e-mail between herself and friends about the planned trip.
She ran out and went to her father’s house because she was in fear for her life, she told police.
Guidry allegedly followed his wife to her father’s house where he then told police that he had not touched her at any time.
He said it was his wife who had become angry and left. He has responded with a desire to explain what he says really happened. However his accounts of what caused the argument, including a counter allegation, remain unverifiable.
“There are no reports of an allegation even to that effect,” Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Michelle Batten has said regarding the counter allegations.
Collier County spokeswoman Camden Smith also said there were no records indicating the incident as described by Guidry.
No physical injuries were sustained by the victim, according to the incident report.
Guidry was taken to jail June 6 and after 14 hours there, was released on $1,000 bond. A no contact order, firearm inventory and surrender and no trespass order were recorded against Guidry June 9.