3 Arrested After Fight Sparked By Facebook
Police: Men Were Arrmed With Gun, Bat
JENSEN BEACH, Fla. -- Three Florida men are under arrest after getting into a fight that sheriffs said was sparked by comments on Facebook.
Martin County Sheriff's deputies responded last Tuesday to a call of a fight in Jensen Beach. When they arrived, two alleged victims told deputies three men had barged into their home. One of the men was armed with a semiautomatic handgun, another carried a baseball bat, and the third was wearing a mask. One of the victims said he was punched in the face, and then the robbers ran off. After a two-day investigation, Robert Wakefield, 20, Justin Delgado, 19, and Jake O'Brien, 18, were arrested and charged with burglary and assault.
While being questioned, Delgado told deputies that he went to the victims' house because of a fight that had started on Facebook, according to the complaint affidavit. Delgado told police he went to the house to fight the victim because of the words on Facebook, but the other two went there to rob the victims, police said. The affidavit said Delgado told deputies that the two men had been ripped off before for drugs. According to the affidavit, Wakefield was wearing the mask, O'Brien was armed with the gun, and Delgado carried the bat. U.S. Marshals arrested all three men last Friday. O'Brien was found hiding in a bedroom closet in his home.