Ocala, Florida — On April 2, 2014 at approximately 9:15 p.m., Lieutenant Turner and Deputy Terrell were parked in the 5700 block of NW 219 Street Road and could hear extremely loud music.
After approximately 30 minutes Lieutenant Turner and Deputy Terrell responded to the location in which the loud music was coming from.
Eric Brooks, 35, and other persons in the yard were asked to turn the music down that was coming from Brooks’ vehicle. Brooks was explained the laws that concern loud music and were warned to keep the volume down, especially since there is an assisted living facility within the vicinity.
Around 10:30 p.m. the music started again and was equally as loud if not louder than it was when Brooks was warned, according to reports.
Lieutenant Turner and Deputy Terrell again responded and as they pulled up Eric Brooks quickly shut the music off. Brooks was sitting in his vehicle alone.
Eric Brooks was at that time placed in the back of the patrol car.
According to reports, as Deputy Terrell was gathering vehicle information a huge crowd formed and bystanders began shouting and cursing at the deputy.
Clifford Brooks, 32, Eric Brooks’ brother, then approached Lieutenant Turner and got within inches of his (Lieutenant Turner’s) face and began yelling while staying directly in his face.
Eric Brooks was told one time to walk away but he refused.
Clifford Brooks was then arrested and placed in the back of the patrol car with his brother.
Both brothers were heavily intoxicated and reeked of marijuana, according to reports.
Eric is a convicted felon previously charged with Cocaine Possession, Resisting Arrest, Possession of Marijuana and Attempted Robbery.
Clifford Brooks is also a convicted felon previously charged with Aggravated Battery with Intent to Cause Great Bodily Harm, Aggravated Battery with a Deadly Weapon (firearm), Home Invasion Robbery with a Firearm and Grand Theft. Clifford has been arrested in both Marion and Alachua County.
Clifford was charged with Resisting Arrest Without Violence and Eric was charged with Breach of the Peace.