According to a Lauderhill police department report, a Florida couple find themselves in hot water after they attacked a Dunkin’ Donuts employee over a wrong coffee order…
The afternoon battle royale resulted in the arrest of 27-year-old Jeff Wright and his 22-year-old wife Alexis. The husband was arrested for aggravated battery while Alexis was arrested for a misdemeanor battery (which is punishable by up to one year in the county jail).
Per the above police report, the married couple placed an order at the donut drive-thru. They later discovered that Alexis got her coffee with caramel rather then vanilla. That clearly was the last straw.
The couple went inside and began to argue with the employee who filled the order. The verbal altercation quickly became physical.
During the fight Jeff Wright allegedly pulled out a 9mm handgun (which he was legally allowed to carry) and began to hit the donut employee repeatedly with the gun while his “lovely” wife punched the helpless man.
At the time of this writing, both are in the Broward county jail with Wright’s bail at $20,000.
Jeff Wright may potentially face a multitude of charges for his violent act. An aggravated battery is a battery that is done with a deadly weapon and/or results in great bodily harm or permanent disfigurement. It is a second degree felony punishable by up to 15 years in prison. If the victim saw the gun being pulled out on him the the defendant can also be charged with an aggravated assault with a firearm. An aggravated assault is a third degree felony with up to five years in prison a possibilty. Because a firearm was used there would be a three year minimum/mandatory prison sentence. This means it would be three years in prison day-for-day with no “good gain” time.
In summary, without the assistance of a good criminal defense lawyer, the defendant is looking at probable prison time. His attorney may be able to arrange a plea bargain or some other form of lesser sentence.
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