Division Chief, Law Enforcement Operations
*UPDATE: SATURDAY 10/26/19*
Detectives have arrested 16 year old Cierra Montilla (04/18/2003) as she was determined to be the person who stabbed two other juveniles during a prearranged fight at Dewey Boster Park yesterday. Detectives determined several juveniles who attend University High School arraigned to fight each other via Social Media based on an ongoing conflict occurring at school. Several cars of individuals arrived at the park for the purposes of fighting, some being driven there by adults, who also became participants in the brawl. Montila is captured on video committing the stabbing and also would later confess to the act when confronted by detectives. She was charged with two counts of Aggravated Battery with a Deadly Weapon and booked into the Volusia Regional Juvenile Detention Center. The 15 year old remains hospitalized and is expected to survive.
Detectives are continuing to investigate this incident as more individuals are likely to face charges for their roles.
Note: The video mentioned above is not available for release as we are still identifying remaining suspects.
SHERIFF'S DETECTIVES INVESTIGATING DELTONA STABBING INCIDENT
Sheriff’s deputies were called to 1190 Saxon Boulevard, Deltona (Dewey Boster Park) this afternoon for a report of 8-10 individuals physically fighting. Deputies arrived within minutes of the call and located several involved parties to the fight departing the area. Two juveniles, 15 and 17 years of age, were located nearby and determined to have sustained stab wounds as a result of the large fight. Both juveniles were transported to hospitals, the 15 year old sustained the most serious injury and is currently in critical condition. Sheriff’s detectives are currently questioning several people at various locations in an attempt to determine the facts and circumstances of this incident.
More information will be released as this case progresses.
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