When a Flagler County Sheriff’s deputy responded to the call Tuesday night, the victim, a 16-year-old girl, was at the emergency room at AdventHealth Palm Coast (the former Florida Hospital Flagler). She was 34 weeks pregnant. And she was claiming that her boyfriend had punched her repeatedly on the head with his fists.
Tyler R. Torres, 18, of Roundtree Drive in Palm Coast, was eventually arrested and charged with aggravated battery on a pregnant woman, a felony, and booked at the Flagler County jail.
According to the alleged victim, the couple had gotten into an argument over drugs. The girl confronted Torres about allegedly using them, urging him to stop. In her telling, he walked away and shut the door in her face, and when she opened it, he punched her in the head and continued to do so after she “went down on the bed,” according to the arrest report, where he struck her on the head and on her body.
She pushed him back, scratching his face, at which point his 68-year-old grandmother intervened, separating them. The girl’s guardian drove the girl to the hospital, where a deputy noted that her face “was red and she had a mark on the left side of her head. It is unknown if her complexion in her face is from this incident.”
The grandmother gave a “conflicting statement” to the deputy, the deputy reported. She’d heard the couple argue about drugs, but said the girl was striking Torres and the girl was standing over him when the grandmother entered the room to separate them.
Torres was not at the house. He had reportedly gone to work at McDonald’s. Sheriff’s units were dispatched there to find him, but he’d left work before they arrived. He’d left because of “family problems,” the report states. But he agreed to return to the R-Section house from a friend’s place to speak with deputies. There, he “gave a bunch of different verbal statements on what happened,” claiming the girl had started to hit him, “and then she pulled a knife on him today” (Jan. 22). The day before, he claimed, she had tried to strangle him during an argument. The deputy noted no marks on Torres’s neck, but a scratch around the eye.
Deputies concluded he was the aggressor and charged him. He was booked at the jail around 2 a.m. on Jan. 23, posting bail on $1,500 bond by early afternoon that day. A judge ordered him to have no contact with the victim pending the resolution of the case, and to surrender any firearms, if any, to the sheriff’s office. He is scheduled for arraignment on Feb. 25 before Circuit Judge Terence Perkins.
That poor unborn child! At this point, it looks like grandma is as dangerously clueless as these two not-fit-to-be-parents.
Jolene R Dehart says
Sixteen and pregnant with an abuser boyfriend and drug issues. Off to a great start into adulthood. Baby will probably end up in state care. “Guardian” needs a training program.
$1500 bond for serious assault???
Nice going judge.
Assaulting a pregnant woman? You are the lowest of the low.
It is sad to see such a difficult start to a baby not even born yet. Praying for all concerned
Absolutely disgusting! The lowest you can go as a man to beat up your pregnant underage girlfriend! The worst part is she will go right back to him….!
Trailer Bob says
Well we know the “drugs” he was on certainly wasn’t weed. Smoking weed makes people peaceful. Sad to see how the country has changed since I was young. Way too many young people dying and/or going to jail from meth, etc.
The “best” part is, once he gets out and is off Probation, He;ll be able to vote……….here’s your future voter you wanted. Congratulations………
iris torres says
First of all, he is not on drugs, they did a drug test and he pass. This is more he said she said. She is pregnant and who are they going to believe of course her. He was bailed, because they don’t know what is the truth is. This girl is a liar and she hate seeing the family happy and every person that try to help her they end up in some type of trouble. This is a shame that people are commenting and don’t even know the true story. The truth will come out. Karma is a beautiful word.
FIRST OF ALL, there is NO EXCUSE–None, zip, nada–for the sort of violence described above and ESPECIALLY NOT, towards a pregnant woman. The effects of it could have caused a miscarriage or serious damage, in utero, to the child. Stop enabling domestic violence by minimizing and making excuses for it. “He said, she said” after the fact does not stack up as an excuse when one/and or the other could have just walked away. Everyone in this situation appears to need to do some serious maturing.
My niece is a fit parent.. She is doing what she needs to do to make her n her baby safe.. Y’all are some judgmental ugly people…
First of all if u hit someone pregnant they are going to charge the abuser! She will soon be in a luving family where there is no drugs and all u ppl that way can kiss her ass!