Vero Beach Inmate Named Coffee Uses Coffee Pot In Attack

Andrew Coffee
Andrew Coffee (Photo: Indian River County Sheriff's Office)

A Vero Beach, Florida inmate with the surname Coffee, known as a career criminal to the Indian River County Sheriff’s Office, used a coffee pot to throw hot liquid on a fellow inmate.

Andrew Coffee, 53, admitted to attacking Chauncey Jones, 21, with a pot of coffee, but he was quick to deny punching the younger inmate.

Coffee told investigators that using the coffee to attack Jones was much “better than actually ‘beating his a–,'” and was annoyed with Jones because “he is much younger” than he is.

If the name Andrew Coffee sounds familiar, it should.

Last December, he was stopped in Vero Beach and punched Indian River County Deputy Christopher Lester in the face. He then pulled out a gun and shot the cop in the leg.

Lester’s dashboard camera recorded the attack. As Lester returned fire, he struck Coffee in the legs and torso.

He’s a repeat felon with a lengthy rap sheet which included an 11-year sentence in state prison for an attempted murder conviction.

The coffee battery, a misdemeanor, is the least of Coffee’s legal troubles. But he seems to commit crimes in and out of the Florida jail.

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Scott Lee is a columnist and reporter for Sebastian Daily. Scott moved to Indian River County in 2015 and has been writing for various publications for approximately 30 years. Currently, he writes part-time and manages a featured column about local businesses in Sebastian and Vero Beach.