New details emerge about suspect accused of shooting Miami-Dade police officer

MIAMI – New details have emerged about Jeremy Willie Horton, the person accused of shooting a Miami-Dade police officer working a Robbery Intervention Detail in Liberty City Monday night time.

Horton reportedly got here to Florida from Georgia, the place in keeping with courtroom information he was going through kidnapping, battery and cruelty to a toddler.

CBS4’s Jim DeFede spoke to Grady Moore, the lawyer who represented Horton within the Cobb County case.

Moore mentioned he was a courtroom appointed lawyer within the case, which stemmed from an incident that came about in 2019.

During an altercation along with his girlfriend, Horton was accused of assaulting the girl and grabbing her youngster. Horton allegedly began carrying the kid away when he then put the kid down, which was then the idea for the kidnapping cost.

The cruelty to a toddler cost stemmed from that very same incident, during which prosecutors alleged the kid emotional trauma.

Prosecutors determined to not indict on the kidnapping cost and as an alternative bumped up felonies on the opposite prices.

Because of COVID, the case was delayed nearly two years earlier than a proper indictment in opposition to Horton came about.

By then, the sufferer had determined to cease cooperating and the costs have been dropped on July 13, 2022.

Horton had no additional contact with the girl or her youngster after his preliminary arrest.

Horton was not in courtroom when the costs have been dropped. So, we do not know when he left Georgia and got here to Florida.

He declined to remark about the shooting or what sort of particular person Horton was.

DeFede has despatched a request for a press release to the Cobb County district lawyer.

He was in a position to get the prosecutor, Amanda Buxton, on the case on the cellphone, however she referred all inquiries to their media relations particular person.

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