A judge ruled Wednesday that the suspect in a hit-and-run accident at Wilton Manors, who killed two children and admitted four more, will be held in jail without restraint.
Sean Charles Greer was arrested late Tuesday after physical evidence led detectives to him after the crash Monday afternoon, the Broward Sheriff’s Office said.
During a court appearance Wednesday, Deputy Greer led away after he apparently objected to participating in the case, quarreled with a deputy and toppled a podium. The hearing was delayed one minute when he was taken out of the room.
Sean Charles Greer, who is accused of driving over a group of children in Wilton Manors, is seen in a video from a court on December 29, 2021, while arguing with a deputy and overturning a podium.
“We appear to have lost him for a moment,” Judge Joseph Murphy said during the videotaped hearing. Someone then told Murphy, “Your honor, he stepped away. He did not want to come back before the judge.”
The 27-year-old is accused of driving six children over, killing 6-year-old Andrea Fleming and 5-year-old Paris Kyli-Ann Jones.
Greer is charged with 14 counts, including two counts of leaving the scene of the accident with death, two counts of leaving the scene of the accident with serious bodily injury, tampering with evidence, four counts of driving without a license with cause of death and / or serious bodily injury and driving with a revoked driver’s license. .
The judge also ordered Greer “not to drive or operate a motorized vehicle anywhere, anytime,” and considered him “an extreme flight risk.”
Authorities received a call Monday regarding a crash with injuries at Wilton Manors at 2:48 p.m.
Police said a 2009 Honda Accord Sedan, powered by Greer, was driving southbound on Northwest Ninth Avenue at the same time as a Broward County Transit bus was stopped to drop off a passenger.
Broward Sheriff’s Office deputies have arrested the driver responsible for the hit-and-run accident that hit six young children and killed two of them in Wilton Manors, according to BSO Tuesday. NBC 6’s Willard Shepard reports.
As the bus pulled out to continue southbound, it began to merge into the right-passing lane from the edge of the roadway. The Honda approached the bus from behind, but the driver did not allow the bus to merge and passed it, almost hitting the front driver’s side as it cut in front of the bus.
The Honda then swerved to the right and drove off the roadway and onto the sidewalk, hitting the children. The car then accelerated and fled the area.
Andrea Fleming and Jones died on the spot. Draya Fleming, Laziyah Stukes, Johnathan Carter and Andre Fleming were transported to Broward Health Medical Center, police said. Carter was discharged from the hospital Wednesday.
Physical evidence at the scene and other information prompted detectives to identify the vehicle involved, which was then released among law enforcement agencies. It was later located in Wilton Manors.
Police said the vehicle had damage involved in the accident. The front bumper was missing, which was located on the spot.
Detectives arrested Greer, who they say confessed to his involvement.
His court-appointed public defender said Greer suffers from asthma, depression and insomnia, the South Florida Sun Sentinel reported.
According to prosecutors, Greer’s Florida driver’s license has been suspended since 2016. He also has arrests, including for possession of hashish, petty theft and driving with a suspended driver’s license, dated to 2013.