Cantonment Woman Accused Of Burglary, Battery With Deadly Weapon

April 3, 2024

A Cantonment woman is accused of attacking a man with a nightstick after he answered his door.

Summer Caroline Davis-Root, 24, was charged with burglary with battery, aggravated battery with a deadly weapon and possession of a controlled substance without a prescription. She remained in the Escambia County Jail Tuesday morning with bond set at $50,000.

A Chemstrand Road resident told Escambia County Sheriff’s Office deputies that Davis-Root arrived at his residence and started beating on the door. When he opened the door, Davis-Root entered and hit him with an object that he believed to be a crowbar while he was standing inside his residence, the report states. The victim told deputies that he stepped outside and pushed Davis-Root off his porch, and she struck him on his forearm and triceps, causing a slight skin tear. She then fled the scene, and the victim found a black retractable nightstick on his front lawn, an arrest report states.

Deputies found Davis-Root sitting in a Jeep at her residence on Deerfoot Lane in Cantonment. Deputies ordered her to exit the vehicle and she refused, so deputies removed her from the vehicle and placed her under arrest, the report continues.

Davis-Root told deputies she went to the victim’s house to confront him “about what he did to her as a child”, according to the report. She denied striking him with any sort of weapon but did state he went to the house with nightstick, the ECSO said.

Deputies said Davis-Root had 25 amphetamine dextroamphetamine pills, a controlled narcotic, in her possession that were stolen from her mother.


4 Responses to “Cantonment Woman Accused Of Burglary, Battery With Deadly Weapon”

  1. Old Skinny on April 3rd, 2024 3:15 pm

    JJ, I am in 100% agreement with Sedition … show up at my house with a weapon or threating and there would have been another story in the paper today.

  2. Sedition on April 3rd, 2024 2:55 pm

    Please reread my statement, without putting your own words into it, and I’ll do my best to respond to any concern you may have.

  3. JJ on April 3rd, 2024 2:11 pm

    So you are sayingshe is guilty before trial.
    Victm statements are fishy to my account.
    Stepped outside and pushed her off the porch
    And then struck twice

  4. Sedition on April 3rd, 2024 6:45 am

    On one front, she lucked out.
    Going to someone’s front door and attacking them is a game of ultimate poker.
    Trying that at many other doors…the home owner would have called her nightstick and raised her a .45.
    It’s a game that won’t end well.

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