Sunday, November 4, 2012

Palm Bay Twins Arrested For Battery and Child Abuse

Sondra Karwel
Sandra Karwel

PALM BAY, Florida -- A pair of Palm Bay twin sisters are back in jail following an incident with a neighbor that police say escalated to felony battery and child abuse.  Sandra Karwel and her sister, Sondra Karwel, were arrested outside their home on Bianca Drive in Palm Bay shortly after the incident. 

At approximately 2:30 pm on Sunday, Palm Bay patrol officers responded to the area of Bianca Drive after a report of a disturbance between neighbors.  

When officers arrived, they learned throughout the day the Karwel sisters continuously called police to complain about neighborhood activity and accused a neighbor of criminal mischief on their property. 

Sondra then got into a verbal argument with the neighbor next door and allegedly took a swing at her. Police say that, according to several witnesses, Sondra and Sandra "jumped" the neighbor knocking her to the ground and kicked her about the face and body. 

When the neighbor's 10-year-old son tried to help his mother, Sandra allegedly grabbed him by the hair and punched him several times according to witnesses reports to police. 

As a result of the incident, Sandra Karwel is facing charges of battery, child abuse and resisting arrest. Sondra Karwel is facing charges of felony Battery and also has a prior conviction for the same. 

Photos: Brevard County Jail October 2012 Mugshots