Video of woman beaten posted to Facebook; charges finally filed
Cameras rolling as a Fort Myers woman is viciously beaten and tonight she's finally getting justice. A warrant has been issued for her accused attacker. Four in your Corner investigator Mike Mason broke the story and has the latestPhoto: Video by fox4now.com
FORT MYERS, Fla. - Cameras rolling as a Fort Myers woman is viciously beaten and tonight she's finally getting justice. A warrant has been issued for her accused attacker. Four in your Corner investigator Mike Mason broke the story and has the latest
It has been nearly 3 months since Tonshelle Bailey was brutally beaten and tonight, charges have finally been filed in this case. On April 7th, 21-year old Tonshelle Bailey was brutally beaten, the whole thing caught on camera. A group of girls stood there watching, one even recorded the attack. Bailey says 19-year old Alexis Jones is the one who began throwing punches.
Tonshelle Bailey: "She just kept hitting me and hitting me, she was just like slinging me. She wasn't like allowing me to get up so she just kept throwing me down to the ground. I had my face down to protect my face and I guess that's when she rammed my head into the wall."
When it was over, Bailey was rushed to the hospital where she received 4 staples in her head. At the time, Fort Myers police made no arrests. One of the girls was bold enough to post the video on Facebook. Now investigators have issued a warrant and filed charges against Jones.
Tonshelle Bailey says after she was beaten the Fort Myers police department arrived here on the scene and she told them what had happened. But according to the police report, the officer "Did not observe any injuries consistent with Tonshelle's story," but after the video was posted on Facebook and Fox 4 aired a report, the Fort Myers police department decided to take a second look at the case.
Doris Henry: "I think it's bad you know because my daughter was hurt when they came out and they should have did something, I feel like they wasn't doing their job."
The State Attorney's office writing this letter to Bailey's mother saying charges have been filed against Jones. But at this point they haven't found her so they can serve the warrant. We went to Jones' last known address but no one was home. A neighbor telling us Jones moved out about a month ago. Both Bailey and her mother now glad they turned to the media for help.
Doris Henry:"That’s when I texted you all and somebody called me back 10 minutes later."
Mike Mason: "And that's when Fox 4 did the story."
Doris Henry: "Yes."
And justice is now finally being served.
Doris Henry: "I want to let them know that they can't go around and beat on people and get away with it."
Jones now faces misdemeanor battery charges. As for Tonshelle, she just graduated from High Tech Central with a teaching certificate.