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Mother of suspect in Christmas riot says son has no record

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Updated: 12/27/2013 5:20 pm
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Bandaged, swollen and shackled, two suspects arrested after Wednesday night's movie theater melee had to face a judge for their first appearance in court Thursday.

"He's scared and he's upset. He's crying. Like I said, he's never been through any of this," said Felicia Taylor, Jaquade Miller's mother.

Taylor says her 18-year-old son has no prior record. She said her son barely goes out and was surprised he was even involved.

"I got several phone calls saying my son had been in an altercation with police and that was unusual for him," she said.

Taylor said she dropped her son off at the River City mall Wednesday night, and not long after, had to rush back there to find him.

"After asking several officers can I go to make sure he's OK to try and find out what's going on, and they told me no I couldn't and if I were to try and proceed I would be arrested," she said.

The judge called on the parents of both suspects to speak on their behalf in court. The judge agreed to release Miller to the custody of his mother. He is banned from the River City Mall and if returns the judge says he'll put him back in jail.

The other suspect, 19-year-old Tevyn Davis, was supposed to ship off to the Army this weekend. The judge says he would only release Davis if military officers were to pick him up. For now, he remains behind bars.
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cheriamour - 12/27/2013 4:00 PM
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"Train a child in the way of the Lord and he shall not depart from it" It is tragic to witness the self destruction of those who have potential but willingly surrender their potential.

king kaos - 12/27/2013 11:59 AM
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The broken record, but it still needs to be played: what was different from say this theater and the one on Fleming Island or in Mandarin? Why did we not hear of "riots" or being PC, "meles" thier? Also this mother is part of the problem for sure... Oh it couldnt have been her son, he doesnt have a record and NEVER gets in trouble... well guess what smartone, he does and he did and just because he hasnt gotten caught or he hasnt been identified or he rolled on other people or whatever he did to stay out of the system to this point obvioulsy stopped working. Either that or maybe he was a "great person" up to the point YOU decided to drop him off, UNSUPERVISED, with 599 other animals and didnt expect anything to happen. Come on man, I know that something is going to blow up in that case without a doubt! Also this kid is 18, running around beating up on little kids and acting like a retarded fool when, in "other" communities the older "kids" are looked up to and actually provide guidance for thier younger counter parts. How about that, imagine a group of 12 year old white kids starts acting like idiots somewhere in the burbs... theres a bunch of older white kids around as well... what happens? I can tell you a pretty good idea about what would happen: the older kids are going to pull the dummies aside and say "stop it dude or you are going to get us all in trouble, if you want to act like an idiot go home and do it" and the kid acting like and idiot MORE THAN LIKELY(of course NOT ALL THE TIME PEOPLE, Im being REALISTIC give it a try, its NEAT!) will straighten up and get in line or get alienated by his slightly older but still respected and respectable elders. So you want to know what the issues are start there folks and work your way back to where the white kids learn thier life lessons vs where the black kids learn thier life lessons. The elders of the black community are so shot and so preoccupied with the wrong things. Its pretty obvious.

imtellin - 12/27/2013 8:42 AM
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the mother is wrong,, her son now has a record !!! as for the 2nd fool, not exactly what our military needs !!! with war winding down, it seems unlikely the army will take an individual with such limited thou8ght processes !!! the days of waivers are long over !!! the army & marines are not a dumping ground for societies misfits !!! tyhey want & require people who think outside the box,, not like "jack in the box" !!!

whosaysnocan - 12/27/2013 7:21 AM
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So this "suspect" has no record. I would like to believe that he is a decent person. Perhaps he is, but the reality is that he made the choice to get involved in this mob mentality. As for the other one, um, don't think the military will want him now that through his choice to get involved, he will probably considered not fit for military duty. All of us have made some poor decisions, some that may have brought about legal actions. So, I am not pretending to be "holier that anyone else." At least my poor choices did not cause me to have a "record." Those involved in this are primarily be "young" people. Each parent/guardian should be required to face the consequences of their children's action. The years of the escalation of juvenile crime has not brought enough responsibility on the ones that are "supposed" to be responsible for said kids. Next will be the sob stories of, no father, poverty, lack of opportunities. I throw a BS flag on that one! Enough using that worn out excuse~there are so many programs and hand-ups. Been there, done that and did take the hand up vice hand out. Bravo to JSO for containing the situation. Also, the only "good thing" about this that there were no firearms. Now, that would have made national news. Another pox on Jax.
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