Jean Annis of Big Coppitt Key, Florida was arrested this past week for allegedly shoved her former girlfriend out of a moving vehicle, news sources report. Information regarding the victim’s identity was not immediately available following the incident; she reportedly has to have surgery in order to properly recover. It remains to be seen whether the victim will file for damages. Meanwhile, Annis, 40, was booked into the Monroe County Jail on charges of aggravated battery following the incident. It is unclear whether she qualified for bail. An attorney was not listed for her in reports.
According to reports, Annis and the victim were in an intimate relationship for nearly a year, though they ended it with an amicable break-up. The press indicates that the two are still friendly. The incident began after Annis, the victim, and some friends went out for some drinks. Annis agreed to drive the victim home afterwards, sources say. During the drive, Annis and the victim started bickering because a third woman was texting the victim, sources say.
The argument escalated, ending only when Annis allegedly shoved the victim out of the moving vehicle. It is not clear how fast the car was moving when the victim was expelled. Annis allegedly left the scene afterwards.
The victim sustained broken bones in her hand and her face, as well as contusions and lesions on her body, reports say. She walked, injured, to her mother’s house and was then transported to the hospital for treatment. Doctors reportedly said her injuries require surgery to fix.
Meanwhile, police arrested Annis at her residence in Big Coppitt Key. It is not clear whether she has confirmed or denied involvement in the incident. It is similarly unclear whether there were any witnesses.
Battery between significant others is a frequent crime throughout the United States. A few weeks prior, West Palm Beach resident Torre Steven Williams was apprehended after he allegedly beat his wife, sources report. Williams, 33, was taken into police custody on charges of battery, corruption by threatening a public servant, and obstructing of justice. His bail was set at $4,000. An update on the case is not currently available.
Williams and his same-aged wife were on their way home from therapy when the incident occurred, reports say. Tensions rose as the two argued during the drive, and eventually Williams struck his wife in the face and chest area, sources allege.
The two eventually reached their residence, but the assault purportedly did not abate. When the victim tried calling for help, Williams allegedly broke her phone. Police responded to the residence after receiving a call from a nearby resident, sources say.
When police reached the home, the victim had cuts on her chest and an injury to her eye, sources indicate. Williams continued to act belligerently after his arrest, threatening and officer and fighting with another inmate, sources say. “You think [you’re] tough cause you have a little Taser and gun,” Williams allegedly told an officer. It does not appear as though he actually injured an officer.
Source: 10.20.13 Annis Battery.pdf