Notice that there is no mention of this girl's mother, just of Dad TEVEL JOINER's girlfriend. Why is this 15-year-old girl around such a hot-headed nitwit? Is Dad custodial? Does he have visitation? What?
INVISIBLE MOTHER ALERT
West Palm Beach man arrested for firing pistol into apartment, endangering daughter
By Alexandra Seltzer Palm Beach Post Staff Writer
WEST PALM BEACH — A 31-year-old man was arrested Sunday after his 15-year-old daughter put herself in danger while trying to stop her father from firing his Smith & Wesson pistol.
Tevell Joiner, of West Palm Beach, was arrested around 8 a.m. Sunday on charges of discharging a firearm in public and cruelty toward a child.
West Palm Beach Police officers were called to Green Pine Boulevard around 4:30 a.m. to investigate a call of an armed disturbance.
Joey Estinfil, who called 911, told officers he lives with his sister Naderge Estinfil, Joiner's girlfriend, and was in their apartment when he heard a bang at the door, according to a West Palm Beach Police probable cause affidavit.
He saw Joiner at the door and did not answer. Joiner then screamed that he would shoot through the door, prompting Estinfil to grab his children and put them in the bathroom for safety.
Estinfil then heard two shots and also ran into the bathroom and called 911, the affidavit says.
Officers interviewed witness Jean Leblanc, who said he saw Joiner fire two shots while in the parking lot. He was scared to leave the car, he told police, and watched as Joiner's 15-year-old daughter tried to keep him from firing the gun.
He said the girl was "screaming" and "crying" and "placing herself in potentially a fatal position," the affidavit says.
He then saw the two leave the area in a red Jaguar.
Police caught up with the Jaguar and conducted a felony traffic stop.
Both Joiner and his daughter were taken into custody for questioning.
The 15-year-old, who was not named, told police her father frightened her.
Joiner confessed to firing his pistol, saying he did it because he was "upset" and "stressed". He added that he didn't intend to hit anyone.
He was released from jail later Sunday afternoon after posting a $3,000 bond, according to Palm Beach County Jail records.