Today, Jarrail Chauencey Brown, 35, was found guilty as charged of two counts of Battery on a Law Enforcement Officer and one count of Resisting an Officer with Violence following a two day trial in Lee County. The jurors deliberated for less than an hour before returning their guilty verdict.
In June 2017, deputies responded to a disturbance in a motel parking lot in Fort Myers. As the first deputy arrived, she located Brown in the parking lot appearing very angry and upset. She attempted to calm him down and determine what happened when Brown became more agitated. Brown then attempted to walk away as the second deputy arrived.
Brown was told multiple times to stop walking away which he disregarded. As a result, the second deputy attempted to detain him and place him in handcuffs. The deputy was only able to get one handcuff on before he was elbowed in the face by Brown who then continued to resist being handcuffed. The first deputy used her taser which brought Brown to the ground. However, he continued to struggle and was able to grab the deputy’s arm which was holding the taser.
Brown was told numerous times to let go of the deputy’s arm but ignored those requests resulting in him being tased again. At that point, deputies were able to secure Brown and place him in the back of a patrol car.
One deputy sustained minor injuries as a result of the incident. Brown faces up to 15 years in prison at his sentencing on May 14th. Assistant State Attorney Andrea Ciervo-Canizares prosecuted the case.
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