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Lamp-tossing Ocala woman jailed after battle near newborn leaves bloody noses

A violent argument that started over “buying weed” and then progressed into a second spat left an Ocala woman behind bars and a man and his mother suffering from bloody noses.

Ashley Marie Maldonado, 27, told Marion County sheriff’s deputies that she got into a verbal altercation with a man at about 5 p.m. Sunday and after things got heated, she decided to leave the house to let things “calm down.” She said she knocked over a television on the way out the back door and the man “punched her on the back of the head, causing her to fall down,” a sheriff’s office report states.

Ashley M. Maldonado, 27, was arrested early Monday morning and charged with two counts of domestic battery. Since Nov. 2010, she’s been held in the Marion County Jail on additional charges of retail petit theft, multiple warrants for unarmed burglary and petit theft, a warrant for grand theft and a violation of probation on a petit theft charge. Her arrest dates are Nov. 20, 2010; June 23, 2011; March 4, 2015; April 19, 2015; and Feb. 11, 2019.

Maldonado said she returned to the residence about two hours later and went to the bedroom, where the man and a newborn were lying in bed. She said she attempted to go to sleep but the man told her to get out of the bed, which led to another confrontation, the report says.

Maldonado said she attempted to leave the bedroom when the man’s mother walked in but fell to the ground. She told deputies she had “no idea” how she sustained a cut to her neck and left thumb, nor if she was pushed or knocked to the ground, the report says.

Deputies noted that Maldonado “did appear to be intoxicated” and had bloodshot, watery eyes, as well as the injuries she sustained. Maldonado also admitted to drinking “several cans of alcohol” and a strawberry daiquiri, the report says.

Deputies spoke with the man and his mother and were told that the first argument over “the purchase of weed” started while the man was playing cards with Maldonado. The man said he tried “separating himself” by going to the bedroom with a newborn. But he said the argument moved to the bedroom and Maldonado allegedly punched him in the nose, causing it to bleed heavily, the report says.

The man said that when Maldonado returned to the bedroom two hours later, another argument broke out. He claimed that Maldonado threw a stand-up lamp across the bed where the newborn was lying and hit him. And he said she struck a light fixture affixed to the wall, causing it to “shatter and sling glass all over the bedroom,” the report says.

The man also told deputies that his mother was in the room and sustained a cut to her nose when the light fixture was shattered. Deputies noted a slight cut on the mother’s nose and what appeared to be dried blood inside the man’s nostrils, the report says.

Maldonado was arrested and transported to the Marion County Jail early Monday morning, where she was charged with two counts of domestic battery. She is being held on $2,000 bond and is due to appear in a Marion County courtroom on April 9 at 9 a.m. to answer to the charges.

Maldonado is no stranger to the Marion County legal system. In fact, since Nov. 2010, she’s been held in the jail five times. Those arrests include charges of retail petit theft, multiple warrants for unarmed burglary and petit theft, a warrant for grand theft and a violation of probation on a petit theft charge.

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