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ARREST AFFIDAVIT / FIRST APPEARANCE FORM

19257

CITRUS COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT


OBTS NO

AGENCY

ORI

0901086998

Citrus County Sheriff's Office

FL0090000

COURT CASE NO.

AGENCY CASE NO.

2016-00057319
ARREST TYPE: Felony
DEFENDANT

DOB

SEX

RACE

HGT

WGT

HAIR

EYES

BENNETT, SKYLER

10/20/1993

5ft 10
in

145.0

BRO

BRO

ADDRESS

ALIAS

BEVERLY HILLS, FL 34465-

SCARS-MARKS

MAILING ADDRESS

,
PHONE

RESIDENCY

Full-time

PLACE OF BIRTH

PLACE OF EMPLOYMENT

OCCUPATION

Construction/Carpentry
PHONE

,
B53079993380

DRIVER LICENSE

FL

SOCIAL SECURITY NO.

VEHICLE TOWED BY

HOLD AGENCY

Vehicle Hold
TOW CO. PHONE

DATE OF ARREST

ARREST SUFFIX

LOCATION OF ARREST

3549 SAUNDERS WAY, LECANTO

04/28/2016 21:10
ALCOHOL INFLUENCE

No

DRUG INFLUENCE

WEAPON SEIZED

TYPE

No

JUVENILE DISPOSITION

ACTIVITY

TYPE

F. Forgery
O. Counterfeit
A. Fraud
X. Stolen Property

T. Traffic
P. Possess
S. Sell
B. Buy

R. Smuggle
Z. Other
D. Deliver
K. Dispense/Distribute
U. Use
N. N/A
M. Manufacture/Produce/Cultivate

A. Amphetamine
B. Barbituate
C. Cocaine
R. Heroin

H. Hallucinogen
M. Marijuana
O. Opium/Derivative
S. Synthetic

Z. Other
P. Paraphernalia/Equipment
U. Unknown
N. N/A

CHARGES
DESCRIPTION

COUNT

AGGRAVATED CHILD ABUSE

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ACTIVITY

TYPE

NCIC

CIS

STATUTE

BOND

827.03(2)(A)

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TO SCHED

$0

X Arrest

Complaint

COURT CASE NO.

AGENCY CASE NO.

Affidavit Continuation

2016-00057319

DEFENDANT NAME

DATE OF BIRTH

BENNETT, SKYLER

10/20/1993

JAIL LOG (to be completed by Booking Officer)

DATE BOOKED

TIME BOOKED

JAIL INMATE NUMBER

AM

BOOKING OFFICER

FINGERPRINTED BY

PHOTOGRAPHED BY

CHECK FOR WARRANT

HOLDS

AGENCY OF HOLD

BIN NUMBER

PM
ADIVISED OF RIGHTS BY

ATTORNEY (if known)

NCIC [ ] FCIC [ ] LOCAL [ ]

YES [ ] NO [ ]

RELIGION

MARITAL

TELEPHONE CALL LOGGED

J [ ] PR [ ] C [ ] OTHER [ ]

S [ ] M [ ] D [ ] SEP [ ]

TIME

NEXT OF KIN / PARENTS OF JUVENILE (for emergency)

RELATION

AM PM #
PHONE: (352)

ADDRESS

PHONE:
BOND DATE

RETURNABLE COURT DATE

RETURNABLE COURT TIME

RELEASE DATE

BOND CHARGE C

BOND CHARGE D

RELEASE TIME

AM

RELEASING OFFICER

PM
BOND CHARGE A

BOND CHARGE B

BOND CHARGE E

BOND TYPE:

NAME AND ADDRESS OF BONDSMAN

ROR[ ] SURETY [ ] CASH [ ]

BAIL BOND[ ] CERT [ ] OTHER [ ]


APPROVING OFFICER SIGNATURE

PROBABLE CAUSE AFFIDAVIT: (specify probable cause for each charge)

Before Me, the undersigned authority personally appeared


alleges, on information and belief, that on the
day of

who being duly sworn,


in Citrus County, Florida the defendant

did:

SUBMITTED BY: LABELLE, JONATHAN 0385 (AR16-19257)


FSS 827.03 (2) (A) USE STANDARD LEGAL
TO WIT: THE DEFENDANT SKYLER BENNETT (AGE 22) DID BEAT
THE VICTIM AGE THREE
MONTHS OVER A PERIOD OF SEVERAL WEEKS, USING HIS FISTS TO PUNCH HER IN THE FACE, OPEN HAND
SLAPS, AND VIOLENTLY SHAKING THE BABY CAUSING GREAT BODILY HARM AND HOSPITALIZATION IN
PEDIATRIC ICU IN VIOLATION OF F.S.S. 827.03 (2) (A)
ON 04/28/2016 I RESPONDED TO AN ADDRESS
IN BEVERLEY HILLS
CITRUS COUNTY, FLORIDA IN REFERENCE TO AN INJURED THREE MONTH OLD CHILD.
ONCE ON SCENE, I WAS BRIEFED BY DEPUTIES ON SCENE THAT THE THREE MONTH OLD VICTIM WAS
AIRLIFTED TO SHANDS HOSPITAL IN GAINESVILLE FLORIDA WITH A HEAD INJURY.
I MADE CONTACT WITH NURSING STAFF AT SHANDS HOSPITAL WHO ADVISED THAT THE VICTIM HAD A
AND THAT SHE WAS CURRENTLY IN SURGERY
THEY ADVISED THAT THE
VICTIM WAS CURRENTLY IN CRITICAL CONDITION AFTER THE SURGERY AND THEY COULD NOT ADVISE
A PROGNOSIS. HOSPITAL STAFF ADVISED THAT THE INJURIES THAT THE VICTIM HAD WERE NOT
CONSISTENT WITH BEING DROPPED LIKE THE DEFENDANT ADVISED.
Witness
I CONDUCTED A POST MIRANDA WARNING VIDEO RECORDED INTERVIEW WITH THE
AT THE EMERGENCY OPERATIONS CENTER IN LECANTO FLORIDA. DURING THE INTERVIEW THE
ADVISED SHE WITNESSED THE DEFENDANT BEAT
ON SEVERAL OCCASIONS
OVER SEVERAL WEEKS. SHE STATED THAT ON 04/25/2016 THE DEFENDANT SKYLER BENNETT
HAD GOTTEN UPSET WITH THE VICTIM AND SLAPPED HER IN THE FACE SEVERAL
TIMES WITH AN OPEN HAND. SHE ALSO ADVISED THAT THE DEFENDANT PUNCHED THE THREE MONTH
OLD VICTIM WITH A CLOSED FIST IN HER FACE, WHICH IS CONSISTENT WITH THE FACIAL INJURIES ON
THE CHILD. SHE STATED THE DEFENDANT ALSO SHOOK THE VICTIM IN A VIOLENT MANNER ON SEVERAL
OCCASIONS OVER THE LAST COUPLE OF MONTHS, INCLUDING THE MORNING OF 04/28/16. THE
ADVISED THAT ON THE NIGHT OF 04/27/2016 THE DEFENDANT AGAIN BECAME ANGRY WITH THE
VICTIM AND SLAPPED AND SHOOK HER VIOLENTLY AGAIN. SHE FURTHER ADVISED THAT IN THE EARLY
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Victim

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X Arrest

Complaint

COURT CASE NO.

AGENCY CASE NO.

Affidavit Continuation

2016-00057319

DEFENDANT NAME

DATE OF BIRTH

BENNETT, SKYLER

10/20/1993

MORNING HOURS OF 04/28/2016 THE DEFENDANT BECAME ANGRY AND SHOOK AND CHOKED THE VICTIM.
SHE STATED THAT THE DEFENDANT USED HIS HAND TO CHOKE THE VICTIM AND THE CHOKING OF THE
VICTIM LASTED FOR APPROXIMATELY TWENTY SECONDS. THE
ADVISED THAT THE
VICTIM LOST CONSCIOUSNESS DURING THE CHOKING
. THE
STATED THAT THERE HAVE BEEN NUMEROUS BEATINGS THAT THE
DEFENDANT GAVE THE VICTIM, BECAUSE THE BABY WOULD NOT STOP CRYING.
Witness
I CONDUCTED A POST MIRANDA VIDEO RECORDED INTERVIEW WITH THE DEFENDANT AT THE
EMERGENCY OPERATIONS CENTER IN LECANTO FLORIDA.
THE DEFENDANT STATED THAT THE OTHER INJURIES THE VICTIM HAD AND THE
VICTIM LOSING CONSCIOUSNESS WAS DUE TO HIM ACCIDENTLY DROPPING THE VICTIM ON 04/28/2016.
THE DEFENDANT STATED SEVERAL TIMES THAT HE DID NOT DROP THE BABY;
. THE DEFENDANT ADVISED THAT HE DOES PICK UP THE VICTIM IN A
QUICK MANNER BUT HAS NEVER SHAKEN THE VICTIM. I ASKED THE DEFENDANT IF HE HAD CHOKED THE
VICTIM ON 04/28/2016 CAUSING HER TO LOSE CONSCIOUSNESS. HE STATED NO AND LATER STATED THAT
HE HAD PLACED HIS HAND ON THE VICTIM'S CHEST NEAR HER NECK AND IT MAY POSSIBLY APPEARED
AS IF HE WAS CHOKING THE VICTIM. THE DEFENDANT DID ADVISE THAT HE DOES NOT REMEMBER
DOING ANYTHING TO THE VICTIM
THE
DEFENDANT THEN STATED THAT IF THE
TOLD US HE HAD CHOKED AND SHAKEN THE
VICTIM, THAT HE MUST HAVE DONE IT BUT JUST DID NOT REMEMBER. THE DEFENDANT ADMITTED HE
WAS A BAD PERSON
AND STATED HE DOES NOT DESERVE TO LIVE.
THE DEFENDANT WAS PLACED UNDER ARREST AND ADVISED HE WAS BEING CHARGED WITH ONE
COUNT OF AGGRAVATED CHILD ABUSE (DOMESTIC IN NATURE). NO BOND PER THE BOND SCHEDULE.
I ASK THE COURT TO KEEP THE BOND AT NONE DUE TO THE VICIOUS BEATINGS THAT THE THREE MONTH
OLD BABY RECEIVED AT THE HANDS OF A VIOLENT PERSON,THAT SELF ADMITTED HE LOST HIS TEMPER
AND HAS ANGER ISSUES.
REPORT TYPED BY DETECTIVE LABELLE, JONATHAN 0385

?If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to
participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of
certain assistance. Please contact the ADA Coordinator at the Office of the Trial
Court Administrator, Citrus County Courthouse, 110 North Apopka Avenue,
Inverness, Florida 34450, Telephone (352) 341-6700, at least 7 days before your
scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the
time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice
impaired, call 711.?
SWORN to and SUBSCRIBED before me
this

day of

,
AFFIANT
Citrus County Sheriff's Department

Notary Public - Certified Officer

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ARRESTING AGENCY

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Complaint

X Arrest

COURT CASE NO.

AGENCY CASE NO.

Affidavit Continuation

2016-00057319

DEFENDANT NAME

DATE OF BIRTH

BENNETT, SKYLER

10/20/1993
FIRST APPEARANCE FINDINGS & ORDERS

Based upon the foregoing affidavit and/or Sworn Testimony of


the undersigned finds and determines:
[ ] As to charge(s)____, ____, ____, ____, ____, that there was at the time of arrest and is probable cause to believe the defendant has
committed the offense with which he/she is accused and it is hereby Ordered and Adjudged that defendant is to be detained or post bond as
otherwise affixed pending further proceedings.
[ ] As to charge(s)____, ____, ____, ____, ____, that there is a lack of evidence that the defendant committed the offense with which he/she is
accused, and it is hereby Ordered and Adjudged that the Sheriff or Chief of Police having custody is directed to fourthwith release defendant from
custody on defendant's own recognizance, subject to defendant appearing at all subsequent court proceedings upon proper notice.
[ ] As to charge(s)____, ____, ____, ____, ____, that it is hereby Ordered and Adjudged the matter of probable cause is hereby continued until
the next First Appearance Hearing after date hereof, at which Hearing the Arresting Agency shall present any further proof of probable cause that
it may possess.
RELEASE ORDER:
The above named Defendant was brought before the undersigned on this date at ____o'clock, ____,for a first appearance hearing and the
undersigned thereupon informed him/her of the charge against him/her and provided him/her with a copy thereof and also adequately advised
him/her that (1) he/she was not required to say anything and that anything he/she did say might be used against him/her, (2) if he/she was
financially unable to afford an attorney that the Court would appoint one to represent him/her, and (3) he/she had the right to communicate with
his/her attorney, his/her family, or his/her friends and if necessary reasonable means would be provided to enable him/her/ to do so; and the
undersigned having considered all available relevant factors necessary to determine whether bail is necessary to assure Defendant's future
appearance, and found that same is _____ necessary, it is upon the consideration thereof ORDERED AND ADJUDGED that the defendant
[ ] Be released on his/her own recognizance upon the condition that he/she appear as agreed below.
[ ] Be admitted to bail in the amount of $________as to charge A, $________as to charge B, $________ as to charge C, $________ as to
charge D, $________as to charge E, upon the condition that he/she appear as agreed below.
Special Conditions of Bail:
[ ] The defendant may not consume or possess alcohol.
[ ] The defendant may not operate a motor vehicle.
[ ] The defendant must comply with any other written provisions.

DETERMINATION OF SOLVENCY
[ ] The undersigned determines that the Defendant is solvent, is not indigent within the meaning of Rule 3.111(b)(4)FRCP and is not
entitled to the services of the Office of the Public Defender.
ORDER OF INDIGENCY AND APPOINTMENT OF PUBLIC DEFENDER
[ ] The above named Defendant appearing in Open Court, and the said Defendant having filed in this Court his Affidavit of Indigency;
testimony having been taken before this Court; and the Court being otherwise fully advised in the premises, It is thereupon:
ORDERED AND ADJUDGED as follows:
1. That the Defendant be, and he/she is hereby declared to be indigent within the meaning of Rule 3.111(b)(4) of the Florida Rules of
Criminal Procedure; and
2. That the office of the Public Defender for the fifth Judicial Circuit in and for Citrus County, Florida or ___________________________ a
private counsel, is hereby appointed to represent said Defendant in the above styled cause and in any other controversy pending between the
State of Florida and the said Defendant.

ORDERED this _______ day of ___________________, _______, at Citrus County, Florida

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Complaint

X Arrest

COURT CASE NO.

AGENCY CASE NO.

Affidavit Continuation

2016-00057319

DEFENDANT NAME

DATE OF BIRTH

BENNETT, SKYLER

10/20/1993
JUDGE
DEFENDANTS OATHS AND AGREEMENTS
OATH OF INDIGENCY

The above named Defendant personally appeared before me and, being duly sworn, states:
(1) I am the Defendant above named and desire the assistance of counsel in these proceedings.
(2) I represent to the court, under penalty of perjury, that I am without money or means with which to employ a lawyer. I have no assests
which could be converted to cash, mortgaged or pledged to raise sufficient funds to employ a lawyer.
(3) Pursuant to Section 27.56, Florida Statutes, I understand that in the event I am found guilty of a criminal act, I may be civilly liable
for Court costs and a reasonable attorney's fee incurred in my defense. I further understand that I shall have the opportunity to be heard
and offer objections to the determination of the value of the services of the Public Defender or appointed private counsel, and costs, at the
time of the final disposition of my case.
REFUSAL OF APPOINTMENT OF COUNSEL
[ ] I hereby represent to the County that I do not desire the services of the Office of the Public Defender and that I will employ private counsel.

AGREEMENT TO APPEAR
I hereby acknowledge receipt of a copy of the above and I agree and promise to appear in Courtroom__________________________ of the Citrus
County Courthouse, in Inverness, Florida, on the _______ day of __________, 20____, at _________, o'clock,__M, and such other times as the
Court may order, and also agree to notify the Clerk of the Court, in writing, of my new address should I move from the address below.

Dated_____________________________, 20____
SWORN TO AND SUBSCRIBED BEFORE ME
THIS

Defendant:__________________________________________________________
SKYLER BENNETT
BEVERLY HILLS,FL 34465-

______________DAY OF ____________, 20____

Deputy Clerk / Judge

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