Man charged in attack on children, two adults


Published: Sunday, May 1, 2011 at 8:13 p.m.
Last Modified: Sunday, May 1, 2011 at 8:13 p.m.

Gainesville Police on Saturday arrested a man they say got drunk and angry, then attacked a wagon carrying several children and two people who tried to intervene.

Police say Quincy Jermaine McClain, 32, approached a group of people at about 5:40 p.m. near Northeast 16th Avenue and then kicked the wagon. A juvenile tried to intervene, but police say McClain punched her in the face and her left arm.

Dylan David Peavey then tried to intervene and McClain allegedly picked up a broken bottle and threw it, hitting Peavey on the left torso, causing a 2-inch laceration.

McClain is charged with child abuse and aggravated battery. He was being held Sunday evening at the Alachua County Jail.

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