Pensacola, FL (February 26, 2019) – Police arrested a man from Pensacola after he was accused of punching a woman who was pregnant with twins in the face. Police identified the man as 32-year-old Joseph Jones.
The incident happened on Saturday after he got into an altercation with multiple people. After a fight broke out, Jones approached the victim so that they could talk. However, upon doing so, he became agitated and punched her in the face so hard that she fell unconscious.
There were multiple witnesses who saw the assault take place. One said that he “hauled off and hit her like a man, knocking her cold.” When police confronted Jones about it, he denied punching the victim. He had a laceration on his face but was not able to tell police how it happened.
Jones was taken to the hospital for medical treatment and then to the Escambia County Jail.
Pensacola Battery Laws
If you have been accused of intentionally striking another person in a battery act in Florida, you could be prosecuted to a high extent for these violent acts against another person. The courts take these matters seriously, which means that if you have been accused of a violent crime in Florida, you could be facing serious penalties that can make it difficult to come to terms with your future. Being convicted of one of these crimes can open up a wide variety of punishments that you might not be prepared for, which is why it is imperative to speak with an attorney as soon as possible.
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