Man sentenced to 5 years after punching woman in the face


FORT MYERS, Fla. — William Ambrose Gates Jr, 34, was found guilty of felony battery.

The defendant yelled at waste manager workers and attacked a woman on April 22. The victim had asked Gates to stop before he approached with both fists clenched and strike at her.

According to Lee County state attorney files, Gates approached the victim and punched her in the face. The victim fell to the ground and Gates continue with the assault.

“The victim was able to get away and contact the Lee County Sheriff’s Office'” the report read.


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