Ocala, Florida — A grown woman and juvenile female have been arrested after allegedly beating a 17-year-old female as she was walking along Baseline Road.
According to Marion County sheriff’s Deputy Elijha Serrano-Prusinski, the 17-year-old was walking home from the tanning salon located at 3290 Southeast 58th Avenue, Ocala, when a black 4-door car stopped on the side of the road.
The victim told the deputy that two females, later identified as, Charlene A. Turner, 43, and a 15-year-old girl, exited the vehicle and “jumped” her.
According to reports, the 15-year-old began punching the victim in the face while on the side of the road. The victim said she tried to run, but the juvenile caught up with her and continued to strike her.
The victim told the deputy that she and the suspect then fell to the ground, at which time Turner got on top of the victim while she was one her back and began punching her in the face.
The victim said she was unable to move.
The victim stated that Turner held [her] hair with her left hand while striking the victim in the head with her right hand. The victim was not sure how many times she had been struck.
According to reports, while the victim was on the ground the 15-year-old also struck the victim multiple times.
Witnesses told the deputy that the victim was struggling and it appeared that she was trying to get up, but Turner was on top of the victim.
Turner was located at her residence in the 90 block of Redwood Drive. She denied being involved in an altercation with the victim.
The 15-year-old juvenile refused to answer any questions.
Turner was arrested and charged with Contributing to the Delinquency of a Minor and Felony Child Abuse. She was released on $3,000 bond. She has a previous arrest for DUI.
The juvenile was arrested and charged with Battery.
The victim sustained multiple bruises to her legs, arms, and swelling to both eyes.
It is unknown why the two jumped the victim.