3 teens arrested in loud house party

By News4Jax.com Staff, webteam@wjxt.com
Published On: Jul 16 2014 11:03:54 AM EDT
Updated On: Jul 16 2014 11:08:17 AM EDT
Brandon Aguilar, Jess Bratton and Makayla Miller

St. Johns County Sheriff's Office booking photos of Brandon Aguilar, Jess Bratton and Makayla Miller

FRUIT COVE, Fla. -

Two men and one woman were arrested Tuesday night on various charges after the St. Johns County Sheriff's Office received complaints of a loud party.

Those arrested were Brandon Aguilar, 19, Jess Bratton, 18, and Makayla Miller, 19.

The initial investigation began just after 9 p.m. when deputies responded to the 600 block of Falcon Fork Way. Deputies said when they arrived at the home, they heard loud music and located several minors in the backyard.

Deputies said they saw those in attendance overtly drinking beer and smoking marijuana.

Deputies said they entered the home to contact the homeowner and locate additional juveniles inside.

Aguilar claimed his parents were out of town, investigators said.

Deputies said they identified two juveniles younger than 18 and numerous other teens. One 19-year-old woman confronted deputies and told them they had no lawful reason to be on the property, investigators said.

They said Miller became belligerent and aggressive during the investigation, and deputies tried to secure her for their safety. While being detained in handcuffs, Miller began to resist and kick deputies. As she was being placed in a patrol vehicle, Miller continued to kick, deputies said.

She was taken to a local hospital for an evaluation based on her suspected level of intoxication, deputies said. They said once released, Miller again became aggressive with deputies and refused to get in a patrol car.

Investigators said Miller kicked Deputy Anthony Harrell repeatedly in the chest. Harrell sustained injuries and was treated at the hospital and released.

Miller was taken to the St. Johns County Jail, where she remained Wednesday on charges of three counts of felony battery on a law enforcement officer, one count of aggravated battery on a law enforcement officer and one count of resisting arrest with violence.

Aguilar was arrested without incident. He was charged with hosting an open house party, contributing to the delinquency of a minor, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, and violation of probation.

Bratton was charged with felony possession of marijuana, possession of paraphernalia, and tampering with physical evidence.

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