17-year-old charged as adult with battery in juvenile detention facility

Staff report

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Laderrick Ismael Soto McCall, Jr., 17, of Macclenny, has been charged as an adult with battery on another detainee in the juvenile detention facility.

The incident happened in September 2022, and the adult charge was filed in November. Judge Wendy Thurow ordered that he be transported from the juvenile detention facility to the Alachua County Jail in November, and he was transported this week. Judge James Colaw set bail at $50,000, double the State Attorney bond recommendation of $25,000.

According to court records, McCall has three pending adult cases in Baker County, with charges that include shooting into a dwelling, aggravated assault, child abuse, criminal mischief, and two counts of aggravated battery. He also has a juvenile criminal history of battery, criminal mischief, and petit theft.

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  • Maybe he should just attend “Anger Management” classes. That’s what the regressive knuckleheads would like.

    After graduation he can hang out with city leadership and their families to help facilitate introduction back into society. Let’s see Poe put his words into action.

    Liberals, still believing everything they tell you.

  • Why is he still awaiting his day(s) in court? Seven months?

  • You’re on your way son. Going to be bright futures for you.
    Send him back to the old decrepit jail in MacClenny

  • If only we had Midnight Basketball… πŸ€ πŸ˜ͺ 😩 πŸ˜„

  • Thank goodness abortion is illegal. We need more of these folks.

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