Jacksonville, FL (November 12, 2018) – The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office responded to the report of a stabbing a Burger King around 7 a.m. on November 12. According to initial reports, a male employee was stabbed by a female guest. Police responded to the incident near Philips Highway and Southside Boulevard. The injured man was identified as 56-year-old Jim Young. Young was rushed to the hospital with minor injuries and is expected to recover. The woman accused of stabbing him was identified as April Vereen. She was charged with domestic aggravated battery and battery with a deadly weapon. Police discovered that the woman was Young’s ex-girlfriend and works at the mall across from the restaurant. She claimed that she was angry at Young because he broke up with her. A Burger King employee said that Vereen ran inside the building with a knife and blood all over her hands She then proceeded to stab Young. The police detained and arrested Vereen. Vereen had been arrested for similar crimes in the past.

Jacksonville Aggravated Battery Laws

Jacksonville, FL – Man Stabbed by Woman at Burger King While WorkingIn Florida, aggravated battery is attacking someone with the intent to cause bodily harm. Penalties for those found guilty often include mandatory prison time with a maximum penalty of 15 years. When violent crimes take place, judges will sometimes impose large sentences to deter others from committing the crime in the future. Because of this, you will need a dedicated legal professional on your side if you've been accused of aggravated battery. If you have been accused of a violent crime under Florida law, you have a legal right to representation and to have your side defended. With the help of an experienced violent crime attorney, you can protect your future and potentially avoid costly penalties and jail time. The experienced and successful team of lawyers at Musca Law would like to defend you during this difficult period. Contact us at (888) 484-5057 to get started today. Note: As a result of the secondary sources that were used to complete this post, the information included within has not been independently verified by our own staff and may include misinformation. If you read something that is incorrect to your knowledge, please contact us as soon as possible and we will correct the inaccuracy. Disclaimer: As members of the local Naples and broader Florida community, we hope everyone in our community is safe and protected. We cover the events included in this blog as a way to offer support to the victims in similar circumstances and to provide relief during these difficult times. However, this information should not be misconstrued as legal advice, and you should speak with a trained legal professional for more information regarding your situation.