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Second suspect arrested in October fight

BY JENNIFER CABRERA

William Lee Gandy, II, 26, was arrested last night in connection with a fight on October 23 in which he allegedly rammed a car and ran over the foot of a victim, sending her to the hospital.

According to the sworn complaint filed October 24, Gandy was in a car with his sister, Stacey Lee Terrell, looking for the mother of a former girlfriend late on the evening of October 23. According to another sworn complaint, Gandy had allegedly attacked his former girlfriend on October 4. There is a third sworn complaint alleging that Gandy had repeatedly threatened his former girlfriend and her mother (that charge has now been dropped because of insufficient information), and on October 23, the mother and several family members and friends told detectives that they had gathered in the Big Lots parking lot because the mother was afraid that Gandy would come to her hotel room.

As Gandy and Terrell were driving to the hotel, they saw the family in the parking lot, turned around, and pulled into the parking lot. Gandy allegedly got out of the vehicle and punched one of the family members, and a fight began between Gandy and the family members. Terrell allegedly pulled out a box cutter and started “swinging it around wildly” and threatening four of the family members. While doing this, she accidentally cut her brother across the stomach. Terrell then put the box cutter back in her pocket, and one of the family members grabbed her pocket to keep her from pulling the box cutter out again, at which point Gandy allegedly started attacking that family member. As the fight continued, Terrell allegedly pulled the box cutter out again and threatened everyone.

Gandy then allegedly repeatedly rammed the car of a family member’s boyfriend with his own car, causing about $3,000 in damage to the boyfriend’s car. One of the hits pushed the boyfriend’s car over the foot of a family member, sending her to the hospital with a broken foot and gash on her ankle. Gandy was allegedly about to strike the vehicle again, but Terrell told him to leave, and they fled south on NW 13th Street.

Gandy has been charged with aggravated battery with a deadly weapon and leaving the scene after an accident with injury or property damage in this case and charged with battery as a repeat offender in the earlier case. He is being held in the Alachua County Jail on $175,000 bond.

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