Two Men Attack Boater at Wabasso Causeway

Antwan Mikel Ellis and Antwan Craig Jones accused of attacking boater at Wabasso Causeway.
Antwan Mikel Ellis and Antwan Craig Jones accused of attacking boater at Wabasso Causeway.

WABASSO – A man called 911 Monday claiming two men punched him at the Wabasso Causeway while trying to use the boat ramp, according to the Indian River County Sheriff’s Office.

“He asked several black male subjects to move their vehicles out of the area of the boat ramp so he could get his boat out of the water,” the deputy said.

The victim said this caused several of the men to yell obscenities at him. Then, a “heavy set” man walked over to the victim and punched him while the victim was sitting in the driver’s seat of his truck. The punch “chipped his teeth and caused his nose and mouth to bleed heavily,” according to the report.

As the victim got out of the truck, another man began to punch him while he was on the ground near the boat ramp, the affidavit said.

A witness told deputies that he was fishing at the dock and observed the incident. The witness said he saw one man punch the victim in the mouth as he was sitting in his truck, then tried to stop multiple men from punching the victim, according to the affidavit.

The two men were positively identified as 40-year-old Antwan Mikel Ellis and 39-year-old Antwan Craig Jones. The two men were arrested for battery and transported to the Indian River County Jail.

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About Jennifer Balakrishnan
Jennifer Balakrishnan lives in Vero Beach, Florida. She moved to Indian River County when she was 6-years-old. Jennifer earned a bachelor’s degree at Florida State University. She writes our crime stories and is one of our food/restaurant critics.