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Battery Cases

Video Surveillance Helps Police Make Arrest
  • Published: November 30, 2018

Video surveillance showed that a man, 36-year-old Barlow Simpson, was kicked and punched nearly 30 times outside a bar in St. Lucie County. According to police records, most of these blows were delivered after he was already unconscious. When the police arrived at Filthy’s Fine Cocktails & Bar around 2 a.m., they discovered Simpson slumped on the sidewalk, his face covered in blood. He was rushed to the hospital and was found to have a broken eye socket, severed facial muscles and severe bleeding and bruising of the brain. He was unresponsive and unable to communicate in any way for many days after his attack. He will never be the same as he was before his accident. An arrest was made this past Tuesday of 32-year-old Conway Fields. Fields has been charged with attempted second-degree murder. The owner of Filthy’s told…Read More

5 Accused Killers Charged with Beating Murder Suspect
  • Published: October 19, 2018

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…Read More

Indian River County Recent Criminal Arrest
  • Published: August 9, 2018

On July 30, members of Indian River County law enforcement made 18 felony arrests of individuals who ranged in ages from 19 to 59. The scope of the crimes saw 11 of the 18 arrested for drug-related offenses and four others brought in on charges connected to battery of an individual. With the drug offenses, all 11 of those arrested were brought in for possession-related matters. Four were connected to cocaine, while four others related to aspects of THC. In the latter instances, one arrest was for simple THC possession, while two others were for possession of THC oil and wax, respectively. In the case of a 27-year-old woman from Palm Bay, she was also charged with resisting arrest with violence. Two other drug arrests involved a 34-year-old man and 39-year-old woman who each were possessing methamphetamine. Finally, one arrest came when a…Read More

Two Men Face Battery Charges in Fort Pierce
  • Published: April 10, 2018

Two men are facing battery charges after they allegedly attacked a man in Fort Pierce. Police say the men both attacked another man who ended up unconscious from the altercation. The man suffered serious injuries. Police say that the men allegedly knocked the victim to the ground and then punched him. They say the men used a baseball bat to hit the victim’s head. They say that after the attack, the men hid in the bushes and went to buy beer. The men did not face immediate arrest. Instead, the police used warrants to bring the men into custody. When the police believe that a crime has occurred, they’re able to take someone into custody immediately. However, the police can also wait for state officials to review the charges and authorize a warrant. After the police take someone into custody, it’s up…Read More

  • Published: September 28, 2017

Loud shouting disrupted the stillness on the 4400 block of Evergreen Avenue as tragedy and physical violence struck. A woman of 23 years of age, has been arrested and charged with aggravated battery. She’s from Fort Pierce, and she was arrested after stabbing a man in the back. The same man drove himself to the hospital with a knife lodged in the lower middle part of his back. She is being held at St. Lucie County Jail on a $5,000 bond. According to the affidavit, the argument erupted over a Facebook post and missing medication. The man believed that the woman had hidden his medication, so he confronted her about it. When the man discovered his medication hidden inside the bedroom, the woman seized the opportunity and stabbed the man in the lower part of the back. Unfortunately, sometimes good people…Read More

  • Published: September 21, 2017

A 50-year-old woman from Fort Pierce was allegedly struck twice by hot plates of food on August 25 while sitting in her car on Avenue I. After the woman stated to police that she knew the alleged assailant and told them that he lives nearby, he was subsequently arrested on battery charges. The Fort Pierce police arrest report indicates that the incidents took place in the 2700 block, where the woman indicated that she was listening to music at the time of the alleged attacks and awaiting the arrival of her boyfriend. Though she suffered no burn injuries from the hot food, the report noted that food covered much of her face. In both instances, the man was apparently riding a bicycle when he rode by and was alleged to have thrown the food at the woman. With regard to the…Read More

  • Published: July 6, 2016

Last weekend, a Vero Beach woman started an altercation that ultimately lead to her arrest. The woman’s landlord claimed that he was beaten by her because she thought that he stole her crack pipe. The arrest affidavit explains that the woman lost her crack pipe, so she assumed her landlord took it away from her. The victim says that the Vero Beach woman hit him in the jaw without any warning because of the missing crack pipe. He fled to his bedroom, but the woman pursued him and continued punching him, cursing at him, and tugging on his hair until deputies arrived. The woman was arrested and charged with battery. She eventually posted bond and was released from jail, and the woman now needs a Vero Beach criminal lawyer for her upcoming battery trial. It is currently unknown if the…Read More

  • Published: May 13, 2015

Charges of child neglect or abandonment are serious ones that can tear families apart and leave children feeling traumatized not only due to the event that brought about the charge, but the legal complications that follow. Especially if charges of drug possession or other related offenses are attached to the family matter, a child is likely to end up in the custody of protective services while the matter is being investigated. Not only can parents lose custody permanently over such allegations, criminal charges may be pursued and the defendant can end up doing time in jail over the matter. If you’re in a similar situation and hope to bring a sense of security and peace back to your family, you need a helping hand when dealing both with social workers who look out for the welfare of the children, and…Read More

  • Published: February 19, 2015

Two men from the Fort Pierce, Florida area were arrested on Saturday, February 7, 2015 for assault. The arrest occurred after the two had allegedly beaten up a third man and punched and kicked him until he fell over onto the ground. One of the individuals allegedly involved in the attack was 25 year old Agustimo Munoz of the 2200 block of Delaware Avenue. He was charged with battery and was held on a bond of $10,000 in the St. Lucie County Jail. According to records, he remained at the jail on Monday, February 9th. The second man who was allegedly involved in the incident is a 32 year old by the name of Ramiro Ramirez, who resides at the 200 block of North 25th Street. He was also charged with battery and received a warrant that charged him for…Read More