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18-year-old accused of beating, strangling his grandparents

11:22 AM, Sep 18, 2013   |    comments
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ST. JOHNS COUNTY, Fla. -- A St. Johns County teen is being held on multiple charges after he allegedly attacked his grandparents.

Cody Delong, an 18-year-old student at Pedro Menedez High School, is facing two counts of battery by strangulation and one charge of aggravated battery after he allegedly attacked his grandparents early Saturday morning.

The brutal attack began around 2:15 a.m. in a car the teen and his grandfather were traveling in, according to a police report from the St. Johns County Sheriff's Office. Delong allegedly became violent towards his grandfather, punching him in the left eye and nose. 

When the pair reached their home, the violence continued, the report detailed. Delong also allegedly stated he was going to get someone to kill them [grandparents].

Delong's 73-year-old grandmother was outside on the porch when the pair arrive. Delong allegedly ordered his grandmother into their home and when she refused, the teen allegedly struck her hand with a shovel, hit her in the face multiple times and choked her until she complained of pain.

The violence continued as Delong allegedly told his grandfather to get his 12-gauge shot gun from a gun safe. When the 64-year-old man refused his grandson attacked. According to the report, Delong is also accused of biting one of his grandfather's fingers during the struggle.

Delong's grandmother was able to call 911 while the teen allegedly attacked his grandfather.

Delong's grandfather was able to escape the home with the shot gun until deputies arrived to assist the elderly couple.

Delong is currently being held in the St. Johns County Jail on a $30,000 bond.

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