Man beat another at treatment center, deputies say
Published: Sunday, January 13, 2013 at 6:10 p.m.
Last Modified: Sunday, January 13, 2013 at 6:10 p.m.
A 39-year-old man at the North Florida Evaluation and Treatment Center was arrested Friday after beating another man there in the head, authorities said.
Eric Davis, of Los Angeles, was observed on video surveillance footage leaving his room at the facility to attack a 39-year-old Texas man, according to an Alachua County Sheriff’s report.
Davis approached the man in a common area of the facility and pointed his right finger at him, deputies said. He kicked his foot at the man’s head, displaying apparent skill in martial arts. The man blocked the kick with his forearm and stumbled backward.
Davis moved toward the man again and began punching him in the head and face multiple times, alternating left and right fists. The victim sustained several blows and walked backward into his nearby room. Davis followed the victim into his room. Video footage was not available inside the victim’s room.
A facility member and security officer told deputies that when they saw the two men moments later, Davis was stomping on the victim’s head with his foot while the victim was lying on the ground, the report stated.
The victim sustained a large laceration on the left side of his head which required several staples. His left eyebrow was also injured and treated with multiple stitches at Shands at the University of Florida.
Davis was separated from the victim and secured without further incident. Davis later told deputies that he intended to kill the victim, deputies said.
Davis will face charges of attempted homicide of a dangerous and depraved nature and without premeditation.
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