Who is Elijah Stansell?
Elijah Stansell is one of the teens from Florida who are accused of going to the victim’s home Monday to ambush him over a romantic dispute. The victim is in critical condition after coming home to find her son being attacked by Stansell and the other three, who allegedly mowed her down with a van and fled.
How old is Elijah Stansell?
Elijah Stansell is 18 years old.
Elijah Stansell beats Florida mom and son with her group
Records show Elijah Stansell went to the victim’s home in Polk City around 2:50 pm Monday, along with 16-year-old Raven Sutton, 15-year-old Kimberly Stone and Hannah Eubank, to confront him.
According to the affidavit, the victim and Stone had been arguing on social media and the girl made threats to “hit” the victim and to have her new boyfriend “handle it.”
Deputies said Stone provided directions to the boy’s home but stayed in the van while Stansell and the other two teens knocked on the victim’s door. When the victim opened a side door at the carport to see who it was, records show Stansell and Sutton attacked him while Eubank recorded the incident on her cellphone.
The victim tried to get inside his home to escape the attack but Stansell and Sutton followed him inside. At the moment, the child’s mother arrived with her other son.
The three suspects ran back to their van.
The woman was in the roadway taking pictures of the van and its license plate and although Stansell had enough room to maneuver around her, he intentionally ran her over and then fled the scene.
What we know so far
Records show the woman suffered a traumatic brain injury involving a severe brain bleed and skull fracture, a broken leg, a ligament injury to her left knee and she was aspirating fluid into her lungs.
She’s unresponsive and intubated in critical condition in the intensive care unit, officials said.
Eyewitnesses and surveillance video helped deputies quickly locate the teenage suspects.
Elijah Stansell Charged and Arrested
Stansell is facing charges of attempted felony murder, burglary with assault and three counts of contributing to the delinquency of a minor. He’s also facing a charge of lewd and lascivious battery on a minor in connection with an incident that was discovered after his arrest.
The three other teens are facing charges of attempted felony murder and burglary with assault.