West Palm Beach Landlord Charged with Battery, Allegedly Used Crowbar to Assault Tenant

West Palm Beach Crowbar Attack SuspectAuthorities recently arrested a West Palm Beach FL landlord who allegedly used a crowbar to assault a tenant.

The violent incident reportedly occurred in the Gun Club Estates subdivision located on the 4200 block of North Browning Drive in West Palm Beach, Florida.

The victim, a tenant in the subdivision, contacted local police after the 56-year-old female suspect allegedly struck him in the back with a crowbar. The victim was walking toward his bedroom when the violent attack reportedly occurred.

West Palm Beach FL police investigated the allegations and determined that the suspect attacked the victim. According to officials, the victim had a one-foot-long abrasion on his back after the assault.

Although the suspect spoke with police officers and denied the assault, West Palm Beach police were able to obtain in-home video surveillance footage of the attack. The suspect actually told police that the victim threatened to kill her, but the surveillance footage suggested otherwise.

Another tenant in the residence also spoke with police and confirmed the victim’s allegations.

The suspect was charged with aggravated battery causing bodily harm or injury.

If the suspect is ultimately convicted on the battery charges, she faces severe penalties. As set forth by Florida Statutes Section 784.03, anyone who intentionally causes bodily harm to another person can be charged with battery. If the offender has a prior conviction for battery, the charges can be elevated to aggravated battery and the offender can be sentenced to up to 5 years in Florida State Prison.

After being arrested and processed, the suspect was transported to the Palm Beach County Jail. She was being held at the correctional facility on a $7,500 bail amount.

For additional information about this case, go to the PalmBeachPost.com article entitled “Crowbar-Wielding Landlord Strikes Tenant, West Palm Police Say.”

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