Cottondale Fl Woman Charged with BatteryMatt Boster
Posted by: Matt Boster
Date: Sep 11 2020 7:30 AM
On Tuesday, September 1, 2020, a Deputy with the Uniform Patrol Division responded to a residence on Obert Road, in reference to a physical disturbance. Upon arrival the Deputy made contact with the victim, who advised he had been hit repeatedly by his roommate, Esther Earnest. A witness, who also resided in the home, confirmed this information to the Deputy, and Earnest gave a post- Miranda statement admitting to hitting the victim, but stated she was “only playing around”. Pursuant to Florida Statute, a battery occurs when any person actually and intentionally touches or strikes another person against the will of the other. The victim did wish to pursue charges and Earnest was placed under arrest and transported to Jackson County Correctional Facility to await first appearance.
45 Years Old
Battery F.S. 784.03(1)(a)(1)