Pensacola dentist Charles Stamitoles faces battery on employee charges

Pensacola dentist Charles Stamitoles will sit in court Thursday as one of his six counts of battery is tried before a jury. 

Stamitoles sat in jury selection Monday morning where his defense attorneys, Gene Mitchell and John Beroset, and prosecuting attorney, Nathaniel Sebastian, decided which of the four cases they would send to trial first. 

The attorneys, along with Judge Kristina Lightel, decided the first case to be heard involves one of Stamitoles’ employees, who he allegedly slapped on the buttocks before hugging her from behind.

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The four cases consist of:

  • One count of battery against a client
  • Three counts of battery against a client
  • One count of battery against a client
  • One count of battery against an employee

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