Polk County, FL (December 8, 2018) - A 16-year-old girl has been arrested and charged following a fight in Polk County and 36-year-old is also charged and accused of instigating the fight. The arrests took place on Thursday, December 7th, according to the Polk County Sheriff's Office.
Police were able to obtain a video of the fight, which occurred on November 29th. According to reports, a 16-year-old drove to Kissimmee to meet a 17-year-old so that they could engage in a fight. Arrest affidavits state that the 17-year-old girl was walking home from school when she noticed a car approaching her. The 16-year-old then quickly got out of the car and attacked her.
While this was going on, 36-year-old Giselle Reyes Felix was involved at the scene as well. Felix is accused of encouraging the 16-year-old to begin the attack.
The 16-year-old allegedly stomped on the other girl's head several times after knocking her to the ground. A nearby Good Samaritan briefly broke up the fight, however, Felix is accused of offering additional encouragement so that it could continue, allegedly coaching the 16-year-old on how to throw punches.
Both the girls were charged with battery while Felix was charged with child abuse and contributing to the delinquency of a minor. Neither of the girls sustained serious injuries in the fight.
Assault Charges in Polk County
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