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Two Athens teens arrested for brutal assault on 14-year-old

(Source: Limestone County Sheriff) (Source: Limestone County Sheriff)

Two 17-year-old males were arrested Friday in Athens for the brutal assault of a 14-year-old.

Terry Lee Cline and Cristian Vega Olayo were taken into custody after an investigation established probable cause that they severely beat the victim, one using a pistol.

"He was at the wrong place at the wrong time,” said Limestone County Sheriff's Office investigator, Lance Royals. 

The incident occurred Thursday when Deputy Kristin King responded to a report of an assault on a juvenile at Hatchett Ridge Rd. near the Tennessee River.

On the way to the scene, she was flagged down by multiple people in the parking lot of B&K Grocery, at the corner of Brownsferry and Huntsville-Brownsferry Roads.

A man there told the deputy that the victim had visible head injuries when he approached the man asking to use the phone.

When the victim was unable to reach someone, the man gave him a ride to B&K, at which point the victim began having what appeared to be a seizure.

The man had just called 911 when Deputy King was flagged down.

The victim was then transported to Athens-Limestone Hospital and then airlifted to Huntsville Hospital due to the extent of his injuries.

"Our deputy being right there, helped get this 14-year-old to the hospital quicker," Royals said.

Cline and Olayo were arrested the next day and booked into the Limestone County Jail.

They were both charged as adults with Assault 1st Degree and have since been released on $25,000 bond.

"Sounds like it probably was involved with narcotics,” said Royals. “It's an ongoing investigation and there's more to it at this point of time that can't be disclosed," said Royals.

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