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A video uploaded to Facebook went viral earlier this month showing a man beating up on Aaron Hill, a 16-year-old boy with autism from Okeechobee, Florida. The aggressor has been arrested and identified as 18-year-old Andrew Wheeler.
A police report of the incident describes the events surrounding the video. Hill’s friend invited him to a party at Evadean Lydecker’s home. Lydecker, charged with contributing to the delinquency of a minor, provided alcohol purchased at a local convenience store to her daughter and other party goers, including Hill.
Hill told police he drank two cups of Lord Calvert whiskey and lay down until he felt better. He woke up when he was told he needed to go outside and see someone who wanted to fight him. Hill went back inside to lie down on the kitchen floor and refused to leave the house to fight.
Wheeler says someone called him about a drunk guy in her house that wouldn’t leave. When Wheeler arrived at the party, he was told Hill had punched two girls. Wheeler told police that Hill tried to take a swing at him too. The incriminating video was recorded on Hill’s own cell phone and uploaded to Facebook sparking an internet-wide manhunt for the suspect called #JusticeForAaron
Once outside, Wheeler continued punching him in the face while others stood around and watched. Hill also told police that Wheeler held a knife to his neck as he told him to leave.
Officer Ryan Holroyd found Hill on the road around 12:30 a.m. while responding to a call from Amber Quates, who initially saw Hill passed out in the middle of SW 6th Street, two blocks away from the party.
Wheeler is being held in the Okeechobee County jail on $20,000 bond which his family has not posted out of concerns for Wheeler’s safety should be be released.
This is simply a mirror to the video that was uploaded to YouTube and prior to that, Facebook. ~~
Aaron Hill is a disabled boy in Okeechobee who was lured out of his home by a girl claiming to want to go on a date. Once to the location she chose, he was ambushed by Andrew W. and a gang of at least 8 other people. Andrew beat him senseless, held a knife to his throat, And told him he was going to shoot and kill him. This was filmed the whole time, but currently this is the only video anyone can get a hold of. The video was on Andrew’s facebook and he went around bragging about his crime. He was arrested, but only charged with minor assault and no charges or arrests are being made on the others involved. Some of the others involved have family in the Okeechobee police department and also DCF. One of the parents even destroyed evidence to protect their child. So now the Okeechobee Police Department are trying to bury this story because some of the kids have ties to the department. We’re asking everyone to spread this around that we want justice for Aaron, that if anyone has a copy of the video please take it to the media. We need all media outlets to know this is a cover up and we will not accept it. Please download and spread this video. We’re using the hashtag JusticeForAaron. #JusticeForAaron on Facebook or any Social Networks your apart of!
UPDATE (@Abby Normal) – News report on this story… http://www.wokc.com/?p=18470
Among arrests 18 year old Andrew Wheeler was charged with child abuse for allegedly assaulting a 16 year old, in an incident allegedly caught on video. City police say the teen was found lying in the 5 hundred block of South West 6th Street by a motorist Saturday morning. He was treated for a concussion and other injuries at Raulerson Hospital. City police say alcohol appeared to be involved along with underage drinking.