GREEN COVE SPRINGS – Four men were charged with beating a man who they believed molested a 6-year-old boy. Brandon Stepfon Wilson, 23, Deashuan Michael Green, 19, Kevin Charles Barrows, 23, and …
Brandon Stepfon Wilson, 23, Deashuan Michael Green, 19, Kevin Charles Barrows, 23, and Danny Ray Boree, 37, all were charged with battery in jail after Christopher Patrick Soto,41, was severly beaten for nearly an hour in the jail’s B-wing on Aug. 23.
According to a four-page arrest report, an inmate called deputies to say a “dude” was beaten.
Soto was found with visible wounds to his face. He said “the guy with all the tattoos” (Boree) was the man who instigated the attack.
Surveillance showed all four men hitting Soto. It started when Boree approached Soto’s bunk and punched him in the face with a closed fist. Boree then was shown on another camera covering a surveillance camera with wet toilet paper.
The foursome took turns punching and slapping Soto.
All four men accused of attacking Soto said they beat him because they heard Soto had abused a boy. Clay County records, however, show Soto was charged with burglary of a pickup truck, armed burglary and trespassing on school property (Ridgeview High) on May 26. Soto had charges dropped in 2017 of burglary and trespassing on school grounds after the court ruled he was incompetent to stand trial.
Soto has no record of sexually oriented offenses in Clay County.
Boree was arrested on June 9 for trafficking methamphetamine, possession of cocaine and a firearm by a convicted felon and carrying a concealed unlicensed firearm.
Green was awaiting trial for murder following the shooting death of Jandel Rodriguez on Jan. 2, 2022, while he walked along Claremont Avenue in Orange Park. He also is awaiting trial for another jailhouse attack on March 10 that resulted in Dontae Cameron Reid with stab wounds to the back of his head.
Soto needed treatment at HCA Florida Orange Park Hospital.
Wilson was found guilty on June 13 of making threats and aggravated stalking. He was serving a one-year sentence.
Barrows was behind bars waiting to face two counts of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon Jan 28.