Stand Your Ground or Ground Invaded?
An incomplete picture of what occurred during a Bronson brawl has landed one man behind bars.
Eric Oliver's family and their supporters are calling it, "Trayvon Martin all over again."
One group of people say they arrived at the home of Eric Oliver to settle a dispute.
The other group says they were defending themselves.
19 year old Alana Bowers says she was walking with her family on the morning of June 12th when a car driven by Mikey Vasquez came dangerously close to hitting her 3yr old.
Bowers says Mikey was," literally about that close from hitting my kid, like if Aidan would've put his arm out, he would've hit my kid."
That's when Bowers says her child's father, Tony Cormier and her cousin, Chris Milton exchanged words with people in the car.
Bowers says that she and at least three others walked over to a home where Mike Vazquez was visiting a few hours later.
"We all went over there to talk to them, there was an older parent with us in the process, my grandmother."
Rosalind Strong Donald says it wasn't a friendly visit.
Donald says she knew something was wrong, she stated, "When you come and kick on a door, and say 'bring you F--- boy outside!' you come to eat yogurt? You come to eat cookies? No. you mean business."
Bowers has a different account of how the fight began.
She says, "The middle brother came out there and was like, 'so we gonna do this or what?' and I was trying to talk to Ms. Denise which was their mother and so was my grandmother, someone said something and they all came down the stairs taking their shirts off and broke-out a fight."
Donald says that her son Eric Oliver was only trying to protect their home under Stand Your Ground Law.
Donald states, "He is going to do whatever it takes to protect his mother and his brother."
An incident report drafted by Levy County Deputies states that witnesses saw Oliver pick up a rock and hit Milton in the head... sending him to the hospital.
Eric Oliver was the only one taken away in handcuffs that afternoon.
Oliver is currently in the Levy County Jail with a $100,000 bond and aggravated battery charges.
State Attorney, Bill Cervone is reviewing the case.
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