Alabama teen charged after allegedly punching two deputies who found him drinking beer

Published 2:27 pm Tuesday, March 12, 2024

A 15-year-old from Alabama was arrested Sunday night after police say he found drinking beer and punched two Florida sheriff’s office deputies.

The 15-year-old from Huntsville, Alabama, is charged with two counts of battery on a law enforcement officer.

Sunday night, Walton County Sheriff’s Deputies were conducting crowd control for a large group of juveniles between Nightcap Street and the beach access near S County Highway 395.

Deputies were placing the 15-year-old into custody after he was found drinking a Michelob Ultra when the teen began to resist, punching one of the deputies in the side of the head.

While deputies escorted the teen to a patrol car, he slipped out of his cuffs and swung his right arm across a deputy’s face, hitting them in the nose with the handcuffs.

The minor was charged with two counts of battery on a LEO, resisting arrest with violence, obstruction with violence, and possession of alcohol by a minor.

He was transported and booked into the Walton County Jail and then transferred to the Department of Juvenile Justice in Crestview.

Investigators said they were not releasing the name or mug shot of the juvenile based on multiple considerations including criminal history, out-of-state residency, etc.