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Man accused of drunken driving after dumping cup of liquid on officer’s shoes March 23, 2015

policeA 38-year-old Niceville man is accused of speeding and driving drunk after allegedly dumping a cup of liquid on an officer’s shoes.

A Niceville Police officer was patrolling on March 8 when he saw the man’s truck doing 51 mph in a 35 mph zone, according to the incident report. When the officer pulled the man over, the man said he knew he was speeding and guessed he was going “at least” 45 mph.

The officer smelled alcohol and vomit and noticed the man’s eyes were bloodshot, watery and glassy, the report said. When asked if he’d had anything to drink, the man admitted he’d had “a couple.”

The officer noticed a cup with liquid and asked what was in it, according to the report. The man initially said Redbull and ice, but when the officer asked a second time, the man allegedly dumped the liquid on the officer’s shoes.

When the officer asked why the man dumped the liquid out, the man replied, “You know what was in the cup,” the report said. The man refused to perform Standardized Field Sobriety Tests and refused to submit to a breath test.

He is charged with driving under the influence and speeding.

 

Kids slept on floor, chained to washing machine with dog collars March 20, 2015

dogA 58-year-old woman was arrested Wednesday after authorities found out her grandchildren were sleeping on the floor with their arms chained to a washing machine with dog collars, an arrest affidavit said.

Three children were living in Linda Brantly’s home in Orange County, but have since been taken out of the home and placed in foster care, according to a Department of Children and Families spokesman.

A DCF investigator called Orange County Sheriff’s Office after talking to one of the children about a separate sexual battery accusation, the affidavit said.

Deputies found two dog leashes and collars that were tied to the washing machine. The children would attach their hands to the collars and go to sleep without any blankets or pillows, authorities allege. The children did not appear to be injured, deputies said.

DCF spokesperson David Ocasio said Brantly was allegedly disciplining the children.

“This mode of alleged discipline is completely unacceptable,” he said. “While this pattern of child abuse did not cause physical harm, the emotional scars to young children can lead to long lasting damage.”

Ocasio said Brantly had custody of the children. He was not sure about the mother of the children.

In another form of discipline, the children were forced to hold their hands over their heads for an extended period of time, the affidavit said.

Brantly was charged with aggravated child abuse. She was taken to the Orange County Jail on a $5,000 bond.

 

Woman accused of ‘going crazy,’ going after victim with baseball bat

A 40-year-old woman allegedly went after another woman with a baseball bat after breaking in the victim’s bedroom door in an effort to “talk.”

angie-marie-fanninOkaloosa County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a Niceville home on March 6 for a report that a woman was “going crazy,” had swung a baseball bat at a resident and may be armed with a knife, according to the arrest report. When they arrived, they spoke to two victims, as well as Angie Marie Fannin, of Niceville.

Fannin had broken in the female victim’s bedroom door in an effort to “talk” to her, the report said. She then followed the victim to the garage, allegedly swinging an aluminum baseball bat at her and advancing on the victim, who sat down in a chair.

The male victim stopped Fannin and took the bat away, according to the report. Fannin then allegedly struck him in the mouth with her fist, causing a cut on his upper lip.

The female victim told deputies that Fannin believed her boyfriend had been cheating on her with the woman, the report said. The victim said Fannin had become jealous of the friendship between the victim and Fannin’s boyfriend.

Fannin is charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon without intent to kill and battery.

 

Hey, my mom Tased me all the time. And I’m a better man for it March 17, 2015

A Deltona woman was arrested and accused of torturing two children by using a stun gun to punish them for stealing from a store, investigating Volusia deputies said.

momMarie Beauvais, 37, was charged with two counts of aggravated child abuse, her arrest report shows.

Beauvais is out of the Volusia County Branch Jail on $2,000 bail, according to court records.

Deputies said they learned of the case when they went to the Phonetia Drive home Thursday to help a Department of Children & Families investigator.

The DCF investigator said she was investigating an incident that occurred Oct. 20, reports said.

Two girls, ages 16 and 14, told deputies they stole from the Wal-mart in Deltona in October and Beauvais picked them up and brought them home. Once home, Beauvais repeatedly stunned the girls, about 10 to 15 times in their right arms, investigators said.

Deputies saw multiple burn marks on the shoulder of one girl consistent with being stunned with the electric device and both girls had burn marks on their right arms, a report details.

The girls said Beauvais also used a belt on them, deputies said.

The girls did not want to press charges against Beauvais. And one girl said she deserved the punishment for the retail theft she committed, deputies said.

Deputies arrested Beauvais after determining that she “did willfully torture and maliciously” punish the girls, “while carelessly using a Taser or stun gun” causing the children to suffer permanent disfigurement, a report states.

 

Argument between two women escalated quickly, ending with one running over the other and a teenage boy, then backing up and running them over again March 16, 2015

Controversy

A 31-year-old woman charged with two counts of attempted second-degree murder after running over another woman and her teenage son during an argument Sunday outside of Orlando Paintball was denied bond on Monday.

The argument started because Morrison didn’t want her ex-boyfriend to have their two children around another woman, according to her ex-boyfriend, Frankie D. Washington.

Witnesses saw Morrison yelling at Washington before arguing with a woman — later identified as Mary-Jo Wood — in the parking lot of Orlando Paintball at 7215 Rose Avenue about 5:30 p.m.

During the argument, Morrison allegedly sprayed Wood with pepper spray, according to Washington.

Morrison then ordered her two children — who are fathered by Washington — to get into her car.

That’s when Morrison got into her car, backed up, and then rammed into Wood and her son, pinning them against a wall, according to Washington.

Deputies said she reversed her vehicle and then ran into the teen boy a second time, pushing him into a nearby bench.

Wood, who said she had never met Morrison, told deputies she didn’t see when she was hit because her eyes were sore from the pepper spray. But she heard her son and other people screaming.

After the incident, Morrison drove away at a “high rate of speed,” according to Washington.

Once deputies found Morrison, she told them she sprayed the pepper spray in self-defense because a woman she doesn’t know tried to hit her with a metal “thing.”

She also said her glasses fell off her face while trying to leave the scene. So she was unable to see where she was going, according to an arrest report.

Wood and her son suffered non-life-threatening injuries during the incident.

 

Senior beatdown? Woman, 83, answers insult with hammer blow

When a Holly Hill man tried to help his longtime partner who was falling out of bed, the woman slapped him and later attacked him with a hammer, police said.

83Anna Robertson, 83, was charged with battery on a person 65 years or older and aggravated battery causing bodily harm. Initially jailed without bail, Robertson was released Thursday afternoon on her own recognizance, court records show. She could not be reached Friday.

Holly Hill police said they were called to the Jarecki home at 7:04 a.m. Thursday where Bobby Miller, 80, reported that Robertson was falling out of bed and he tried to help her but Robertson slapped him in the face, bending his glasses and causing his eye to swell.

Miller said he went to the living room to watch television and 30 minutes later, Robertson came into the living room and hit him in the head with a hammer, police said.

Robertson told police Miller insulted her by calling her a degrading name, so she hit him in the head with the hammer, reports state.

Police said they found the hammer on a counter in the living with a small pool of blood underneath it.

Miller, who said he had been living with Robertson for more than 40 years, had a swollen left eye and a lump on top of his head, police said.

 

Road rage: Sisters jailed after beating driver, kicking in windshield March 13, 2015

Two Treasure Coast sisters were arrested Saturday after they allegedly beat and kicked in a car windshield of a woman who had honked at them in traffic.

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Jena Elizabeth Legrone, 25, who lives in the 9100 block of Southeast Parkway Drive in Hobe Sound, and Paige Nicole Legrone, 23, who lives in the 2200 block of Southeast Maslan Avenue in Port St. Lucie, were each charged with assault, battery and burglary to a conveyance with battery, according to a Port St. Lucie police arrest affidavit. Paige Legrone was also charged with criminal mischief.

They were released from the St. Lucie County Jail on Saturday after Jena Legrone posted $31,125 in bond and Paige Legrone posted $31,875, records show.

A Port St. Lucie woman honked twice at the Legrone car when she saw it moving erratically behind her in traffic, according to the arrest affidavit.

When she slowed down in the middle lane of Southeast Veterans Memorial Parkway near U.S. 1, Paige Legrone pulled up beside her and Jena Legrone got out and began yelling racial slurs and hitting the woman, who was still in her seat belt, the affidavit said.

Paige Legrone, also screaming racial insults, punched the woman in the mouth, jumped on the hood of her car and kicked in her windshield, the affidavit said.

The woman suffered minor mouth injuries, police said.

 

 
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