During the week ending Friday, October 5, 2018, five accused killers in the Indian River County jail in Florida now face additional battery charges after beating another inmate who was arrested during the summer.
The inmate who was the victim is a 47 year old man who resides at the 4200 block of 26th Avenue. He was kicked and punched repeatedly by five inmates who went into his cell at the jail, according to the Sheriff’s Office. The attack was caught on camera and occurred just before 8 AM on Tuesday, October 2, 2018.
The deputies stated that the reason for the attack was revenge for the man killing another man who was shot on August 16 in the Gifford area. The man who committed the murder later turned himself in and claimed that he had acted in self-defense. The 47 year old is being held on a bail of $1 million.
The inmates who attacked him include two 19 year olds, a 20-year-old man from the 700 block of Fifth Place Southwest, a 25-year-old man from the 3900 block of Lincoln Drive and a man who is 32 and resides at the 4600 block of 36th Avenue. The five were each charged with battery on a detained individual.
The man who was attacked was bleeding, but the severity of his injuries was not known.
The five attackers were each originally arrested on murder charges. The 20-year-old was arrested for murder in the first degree for a drive-by shooting of another 20-year-old.
One of the 19 year old men was arrested for second degree murder after a friend of his who was only18 was shot and killed in a robbery attempt in which they were trying to score marijuana.
The other 19 year old was arrested after a gang-related shooting that left a 20 year old dead and a teenager injured.
The 32 year old was arrested for first degree murder when he stabbed a 66 year old woman.
The 25 year old was also charged with first degree murder for killing a 33 year old man.
Being arrested on charges of assault and battery is a very serious situation. If you are in Florida and need a skilled Indian River battery defense attorney, get in touch with the Law Office of Jeffrey H. Garland, P.A. at (772) 489-2200 at your earliest convenience. You will be able to speak with an experienced Indian River battery defense attorney to discuss your case.