Florida (The Gaslamp Post) – Sanford police arrested 12 people, including children and teens, in connection with a mob beating of a pregnant woman. The brutal attack which comes almost a year after the fatal shooting of Trayvon Martin in the same town, has many throughout the area shocked.
The fight which occurred at around 10:15 pm this past Sunday, is believed to have been part of an ongoing conflict between neighbors.
According to WKMG-TV, a six-month pregnant woman, Ashley Flournoy was attacked by a group of people Sunday night in the front yard of a home in the Daffodil Terrace area. Her mother and sister were also beaten when they tried to intervene and save the woman.
Neighbors say that one of the attackers had used a “blunt object” in the beating.
The 911 caller stated that they saw a man waving a gun to prevent anyone from trying to help the pregnant woman.
“There was a gentlemen, standing there, with a gun, waving it saying if anybody jumped in he was gonna shoot,” the woman said.
Sanford police arrested 12 individuals including 4 juveniles, the youngest being 12-years-old, who they say were involved in the attack. According to Fox35, police took into custody; Iareian Jiquel Kennedy, 18, Harry Maurice Roberts, 42, Lasheena Shawndrell Thomas, 28, Antoinette Letitia Ford, 23, Quentin Herring, 29, Javaress Reshod Barnes, 24, Arshala Lee Ford, 25, and Jarvis Jamaal Young, 20.
All are charged with felony aggravated battery on a pregnant woman.
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