Popular Villages entertainer Mark Seymour was arrested early Saturday morning in Summerfield following a violent altercation with a woman who reported that he was “walking around naked in the front yard.”
The woman told Marion County sheriff’s deputies that she believed Seymour, 52, was “drunk and not acting right,” so she and her two daughters went to the front yard to confront him. The woman said Seymour became aggressive after she started talking to him and “charged the children,” a sheriff’s office report states.
The woman told deputies that she was in fear for her children’s safety, so she tackled Seymour and “held him down in a headlock” until she was sure he wasn’t going to hurt them. She said she then went inside the house, where Seymour pinned her to the bed and “began to punch her in the face,” the report says, noting that the woman had swelling of the temple region on the left-hand side of her face.
One of the woman’s daughters said she told Seymour, “You better not hit my momma again” before her mother told her and her sister to go back inside the house, the report says. The sisters both told deputies that their mother, who did not want to provide a written statement to deputies, then became involved in an altercation with Seymour and they went back inside the residence when the two had separated.
Before being taken into custody, Seymour told deputies that he didn’t know how he got a scratch on the side of his head that was bleeding. He was transported to the Marion County Jail and booked into the facility at 4:29 a.m. on a charge of domestic battery.
Seymour was released on $1,000 bond late Sunday night and is due to appear in a Marion County courtroom Aug. 15 at 1 p.m. to answer to the charge.
Deputies noted that the Florida Department of Children and Families was alerted and the agency plans to take its own report.
Seymour, who is billed through The Villages Entertainment website as “The Villages very own British bombshell,” performed at Spanish Springs Town Square this past Friday night. He has entertained crowds at Villages town squares nine times since the beginning of the year and has been seen by many Villagers and other area residents at other venues as well.