For Immediate Release
September 17, 2008
Contact: Michele Nicholson
Public Information Officer
NICEVILLE MAN CHARGED WITH AGGRAVATED BATTERY
Randy Scott Riesel
A Niceville man had to be airlifted to a Pensacola hospital after he was badly beaten inside a mobile home at 509 23rd Street, Lot 4, in Niceville around 11 o’clock Tuesday night.
Law enforcement officers say 41-year old Charles David May Junior of 304 Reeves Street in Niceville was unconscious on the ground in front of the residence when they arrived. Due to the extent of May’s injuries, he was taken by medical helicopter to Pensacola’s Sacred Heart Hospital.
Deputies say inside the mobile home, they saw 29-year old Randy Scott Riesel and a woman identified as Amanda Hagan cleaning blood off the floor and wall. The pair ignored officers’ commands to open the door so they forced entry. Hagan told investigators that she had allowed May to sleep at her home but then contacted Riesel, her boyfriend, when May went in her child’s bedroom and refused to leave. She says Riesel confronted May and the pair got into a fight. Hagan says Riesel struck May to the point of unconsciousness, then drug him from the residence and left him outside on the ground.
Riesel is charged with aggravated battery. At last word, May was in the intensive care unit in stable condition.
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