Inmate at Juvenile Detention Facility charged with battery after hitting another inmate during a fight


Devon Welch, 18, was moved to the Alachua County Jail yesterday after being charged with battery on another detainee at the Juvenile Detention Facility.

The victim reported that on June 9, he was sitting in the break room at the facility when a fight broke out between three or four other juveniles in the room. Surveillance video reportedly showed the victim trying to back out of the room to stay out of the fight when Welch allegedly approached him and punched him twice in the face. The victim said he didn’t know why Welch hit him. The video reportedly showed that Welch then turned to join the other fight while the victim ran out of the room.

Welch has been charged with battery by a person detained in a jail facility on another person detained in the facility, and he is being held on $10,000 bail.

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  • I’m not very optimistic that this juvenile piece of work, I mean perpetrator can be reformed…
    The revolving door will soon be dropping him back out into society, with that nominal bail.
    Punches in the face have been known to result in the death of the victim…
    At least this guy will be easy to spot.
    Just walk or run as fast as you can in the other direction if you see him coming in your direction…

  • This leads to all sorts of questions. Are we to believe that the assault happened on 09 June and that no action was taken until 25 June when someone finally got around to reviewing the surveillance recordings??? If one were to believe that the article is complete, with all the facts, then the jail is highly mismanaged. At any case, I’ll ask again… Where’s the father figure in all this ?

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