The Office of State Attorney Glenn Hess announces that on January 29, 2019, a six-member Bay County jury found Charles Strickland guilty as charged of Battery on a Law Enforcement Officer, Resisting Officers With Violence, and Battery.
Evidence presented at trial proved that the Defendant battered an acquaintance, and when police responded to investigate that battery, the Defendant hit a Bay County Sheriff’s Deputy on the forehead with a flashlight, and then fought three deputies when they tried to take him into custody. The case was investigated by the Bay County Sheriff’s Office and was prosecuted by Assistant State Attorneys Lawrence Gill and Nicole Reed.
The jury deliberated for approximately 2 hours. Circuit Judge Christopher Patterson remanded the Defendant into custody and he will be sentenced at a later date.
For additional information, contact Chief Assistant State Attorney Larry Basford.