Florida Mom Holds Child While Kids Beat Him

Florida Mom Holds Boy By The Hair While Kids Beat Him

A Florida mom was arrested after jumping out of her car and holding a male juvenile victim while two boys beat him.

According to investigators, the Flagler County Sheriff’s Office Indian Trails Middle School School Resource Deputy Cooper was approached by a female motorist saying that her son was in a fight at the Sports Complex.

The motorist told deputies that her son was jumped by two male juveniles and that one of the boy’s mothers also assaulted her son during the altercation.

The woman told deputies that the mother exited her vehicle and grabbed her son by the hair and arm while the two juveniles continued to beat him.

Deputies met with the juvenile suspects and the victim. The victim stated he was sitting with his friends when two kids approached him. He said one of them started hitting him and he got up and pushed him to the ground, and then other boys started hitting him and that’s when his friends started coming over to help him.

The victim also stated that sometime during the fight, he believes one of the boy’s mothers grabbed him and held him while the boys beat him.

The woman who allegedly held the child, was identified as 30-year-old Ashley Ruffin. FCSO attempted to contact Ruffin and informed her husband of the altercation and said that she may be facing criminal charges.

According to deputies, Ruffin’s husband became irate and stated he was going to call the FCSO to “file a report about the fight.” He stated he would not allow his wife and son to speak with FCSO.

Investigators say that other juvenile witnesses confirmed the victim was jumped by the suspected juveniles. All the witnesses also stated that an adult female grabbed the victim and allowed the other boys to continue
to hit him.

Witnesses said that Ruffin also displayed a Taser during the altercation.

Ruffin was arrested and transported to the Sheriff Perry Hall Inmate Detention Facility. She’s being charged with Battery and Child Abuse.

“There is zero excuse for an adult, especially a parent, to be physically involved in a juvenile dispute,” Sheriff Rick Staly said. “Kids need to have leadership from their parents and taught how to handle disputes properly. I doubt she will receive a mother of the year award.”

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