Man held on $100,000 bond in elder abuse case

Just after midnight this morning, St Augustine Police Officers booked Miguel Angel Gonell into the St Johns County Detention Facility — where he remains in custody in lieu of $100,000 bond.

43 year-old Gonell, who told officers his residence is 300 W Park Drive in Miami, is charged with abuse of an elderly person or disabled adult — a third degree felony.

A request for details regarding the circumstances surrounding Gonell’s arrest has been forwarded to the St Augustine Police Department.

What we know from the charging statute:

825.102 Abuse, aggravated abuse, and neglect of an elderly person or disabled adult; penalties.—

(1) “Abuse of an elderly person or disabled adult” means:

(a) Intentional infliction of physical or psychological injury upon an elderly person or disabled adult;

(b) An intentional act that could reasonably be expected to result in physical or psychological injury to an elderly person or disabled adult; or

(c) Active encouragement of any person to commit an act that results or could reasonably be expected to result in physical or psychological injury to an elderly person or disabled adult.