A transgender woman was re-arrested along with a man on Wednesday after a second woman came forward saying they injected her legs and buttocks with a substance consisting of cement, mineral oil and "Fix-a-Flat," authorities said. (Published Wednesday, Nov 23, 2011)
A transgender woman was re-arrested along with a man on Wednesday after a second woman came forward saying they injected her legs and buttocks with a substance consisting of cement, mineral oil and "Fix-a-Flat," authorities said.
Miami Gardens Police said Oneal Ron Morris, 30, was arrested for a second time on new charges after the woman came forward. This time, 40-year-old Corey Alexander Eubank was also arrested and charged as a co-defendant, police said.
They were both transported to Miami-Dade County jail.
A telephone call to Morris' attorney after business hours Wednesday wasn't immediately returned. It wasn't known if Eubank had an attorney.
Morris was initially arrested on Friday at a North Lauderdale home and charged with practicing medicine without a license with serious bodily injury. Authorities said a woman reported in 2010 that Morris allegedly injected her buttocks with treatments that resulted in life-threatening injuries.
Lab results determined those injections were of a substance made of superglue, mineral oil, cement and "Fix-a-Flat."
After Morris' arrest, police said calls came pouring in from people claiming to have been victims of similar botched cosmetic procedures.
Morris, who police say is a man, appears to look like a woman and sports an apparently enhanced rear herself in arrest photos.
The second woman told police she had her legs and buttocks injected the same day as the first woman but didn't develop symptoms as fast, said Sgt. Bill Bamford, Miami Gardens police spokesman. She went to two hospitals in Miami-Dade and then one in Broward for symptoms including abdominal cramping and injuries, he said.
She told authorities she still feels ill and is having continued health issues because of the procedure. The two women didn't know each other but had the injections done at the same Miami Gardens home on the same day, Bamford said.
Eubank helped Morris carry out the procedure, which involved inserting some type of tube with the toxic substance into the victim and then using superglue to seal the wound sites, he added.
Authorities ask that anyone who may have been a victim or who has information to contact them at 305-474-1420 or contact Crimestoppers at 305-471-8477.