ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

UPDATE: 14-Year-Old Charged With Aggravated Battery In Altercation With Security Officer at Group Home In Enterprise Florida

GROUP HOME ASSAULT
Witnesses told responding deputies that the officer was bringing the juvenile back to Florida United Methodist Children’s Home in Enterprise after finding him off campus, and an altercation between the juvenile and the officer broke out in the boy’s room.

UPDATE MAY 12, 2021, 1:53 PM: The juvenile defendant in this case, Christopher Carpenter, entered a no contest plea to a charge of manslaughter. He has been committed to a juvenile maximum-risk commitment program and is in the custody of the Department of Juvenile Justice.

UPDATE APRIL 3, 2021, 4:15 PM: According to authorities, the security officer who was injured in this incident passed away in the hospital today after he was removed from life support. His name was Michael Ellis, and he was 52 years old. The Sheriff’s Office investigation remains active pending the results of an autopsy, and no further information is available for release at this time. Updates will be provided as they become available.

ENTERPRISE, FL – A security guard at a juvenile group home is in critical condition today following a Tuesday night altercation with a 14-year-old male resident. The juvenile defendant was taken into custody at Florida United Methodist Children’s Home in Enterprise late Tuesday and charged with aggravated battery on a uniformed security officer.

Witnesses told responding deputies that the officer was bringing the juvenile back to FUMCH after finding him off campus, and an altercation between the juvenile and the officer broke out in the boy’s room. During the altercation, witnesses said the juvenile punched the officer. Afterward, the officer was able to walk out of the room on his own accord.


FREE DIGITAL SUBSCRIPTION: GET ONLY 'FEATURED' STORIES BY EMAIL

Big Tech is using a content filtering system for online censorship. Watch our short video about NewsGuard to learn how they control the narrative for the Lamestream Media and help keep you in the dark. NewsGuard works with Big-Tech to make it harder for you to find certain content they feel is 'missing context' or stories their editors deem "not in your best interest" - regardless of whether they are true and/or factually accurate. They also work with payment processors and ad-networks to cut off revenue streams to publications they rate poorly by their same bias standards. This should be criminal in America. You can bypass this third-world nonsense by signing up for featured stories by email and get the good stuff delivered right to your inbox.
 

The officer walked to an adjacent office, where he began showing signs of medical distress about five minutes after the altercation, and lost consciousness. His co-workers called 911 to get the security officer medical attention. The officer, who is 52 years old, was rushed to the hospital and remains under care in critical condition. The juvenile is in the custody of the Department of Juvenile Justice with a first appearance before a judge scheduled Thursday morning.

At this time, further medical evaluation is needed to determine whether the security officer’s current condition is attributed to the altercation, or as a result of other medical factors. Updates on the officer’s condition and any other new developments in the case will be provided as they become available.


Comment via Facebook

Corrections: If you are aware of an inaccuracy or would like to report a correction, we would like to know about it. Please consider sending an email to corrections@publishedreporter.com and cite any sources if available. Thank you. (Policy)