'Sock n'Lock' Attack on Teen: Ruskin Stepfather Charged - WFLA News Channel 8

'Sock n'Lock' Attack on Teen: Ruskin Stepfather Charged

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Bandages cover Raheem Davis' forehead and staples close wounds on the back of his head.

"Luckily my baby came out okay," said his mother Cicely Randolph at their Ruskin home.

The 13-year-old is okay, but he and his mom still can't believe what happened Thursday morning at a bus stop on Causeway Boulevard near Progress Village.

"I was talking to a girl then a boy came up and hit me," said Davis.

Hill borough investigators said Jamal Shields, 30, drove his 14-year-old step son Jontae Dellano to the bus stop with the intent of harming Davis.

"This is all about the father whose been in and out of our system here in Hillsborough County 27 times, three different stints in Florida State prison and was teaching him how to retaliate," said Hillsborough Sheriff Sgt. Steve Lewis.

The same two boys got in a fight two weeks ago at their school in Tampa AMI Kids. The teens both attend the alternative school because of previous arrests, according to the Sheriff's Office.

Shields and Dellano didn't come empty handed to the bus stop. Investigators said the 14-year-old brought a sock stuffed with three metal padlocks. It's known as a "sock n lock" on the streets.

"You get hit in the wrong way with metal hard locks in your head, that could kill you," said Sgt. Lewis.

Dellano did hit Davis in the head with it over and over, according to witnesses. The victim ran across a busy intersection to try to get away, but investigators said Dellano chased him and Sheilds encouraged it.

"You just don't do that no matter whose child it is," said Randolph.

Shields and Dellano were both jailed on a felony charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. The stepfather is also charged with contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

"I don't want no jail time," said Randolph. "I want him to go to prison."

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