14-year-old sucker-punched Florida deputy in head and acquired smacked again, report says


A 14-year-old boy is accused of sucker-punching a Florida sheriff’s deputy within the head, and the deputy punched him again when the teenager resisted arrest, in accordance with the Lee County Sheriff’s Workplace.

The suspect is one in all two teenagers accused of assaulting deputies on the Lee County Truthful in Fort Myers, 130 miles south of Tampa, deputies mentioned.

It occurred round 11:30 p.m. Saturday, March 4, when a deputy responded to a disturbance name on the honest and confronted a crowd of teenagers, officers mentioned.

“A male in a black hoodie, protecting his face, walked up subsequent to him … then struck (the deputy) with a closed fist to the left facet of the face, hitting his ear and facial space,” an affidavit studies. “At this level, (the deputy) grabbed the topic and escorted the topic to the bottom (and) knowledgeable the topic he was underneath arrest for battery of a regulation enforcement officer.”

It was when the 14-year-old resisted being put in handcuffs that the deputy delivered “a closed handed strike” to the facet of his head, the report says.

“Compliance was gained, the topic was handcuffs and pressure was discontinued,” the affidavit studies.

The teenager, who lives in Fort Myers, is charged with battery on an officer and resisting with out violence, officers mentioned.

It was in the course of the teen’s arrest {that a} second deputy reported he was additionally punched within the face by somebody within the crowd. That 17-year-old male continued swinging his fists on the deputy as he was being arrested, the affidavit studies.

The suspect, who lives in Fort Myers, was additionally charged with battery of an officer and resisting an officer with out violence, officers mentioned.

“As a result of topics being juveniles, their respective mother and father had been notified,” officers mentioned.

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