UPDATE: (08-02-20) - Brian Batson's bond has been increased to $50,000. It's unclear as to why the bond was increased but according to the incident report, Batson is also suspected of killing his girlfriend’s daughter’s dog when they lived in Homestead.
The people that got Ponce's Law passed are asking people to write to Judge Raul Zambrano in this case.
Letters to the Judge for Buddy go to:
Office of State Attorney
Attn: Honorable Raul A. Zambrano
251 N. Ridgewood Ave
Daytona Beach FL 32114.
When writing your letter, you need to reference it in RE: 2020 303721 CFDB; (don’t forget to put the case number or its obsolete)
STATE OF FLORIDA v. BRIAN LEE BATSON.
Be respectful and address the Judge as either Dear Judge Zambrano OR Dear Honorable Raul A. Zambrano in your letters. Speak from the heart just like you did for Ponce and mention that Ponce's Law applies to this case!
Port Orange, FL - A Holly Hill man is in the Volusia County Jail, charged with Aggravated Animal Cruelty. Port Orange Police say 58-year-old Brian Batson is being held on a $2,500 bond.
A Port Orange dog owner made the sad discovery yesterday (July 30) finding their 16-year-old Rat Terrier named Buddy Boy apparently beaten to death in the yard.
Investigators examined the dog and the yard, finding several abnormal injuries to the dog that was not consistent with a natural death. They did find blood and other evidence on the ground, consistent with Buddy Boy's injuries.
The incident happened in Port Orange but the suspect was arrested at in Holly Hill. It's unclear as to what the motive may be.