Georgia Man Arrested For Aggravated Battery 7 Marijuana

MEDIA RELEASE   Date:                February 6, 2012 Time:                2:15 PM   On February 5, 2012 Deputy Jason Gallup arrested Joe Benard Floyd Jr for aggravated battery and possession of marijuana.   Deputy Gallup responded to 6621 Riverside Drive Yankeetown in reference to a disturbance.  Upon arrival the victim had several lacerations to the head and was bleeding from his face and inside his mouth.  Floyd is from Georgia and he was visiting his friend the victim.  While the two drank beer at the residence the victim stated that the attacked was unprovoked.  Floyd attacked the victim with a kitchen knife and the victim sustained non life threatening injuries.  During the investigation Deputy Gallup observed in plain view marijuana and Floyd stated “Yeah I smoked some, it’s mine”.  Floyd was arrested and transported to the Levy County Jail and has a $160,000 bond.   Defendant:   Joe Benard Floyd Jr. 4446 Flint Hill Road Austell, Ga. W/M, 01/30/1952     ###            

Major Evan Sullivan
Levy County Sheriff's Office
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