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Gun-toting Ocala woman jailed after slapping man who called her derogatory name

Holly Ann Brown

An Ocala woman was arrested Monday for allegedly slapping a man and brandishing a handgun after he called her a derogatory name.

According to the Marion County Sheriff’s Office report, Holly Ann Brown, 23, of 523 SE 40th Ave., was at the victim’s residence on NE 49th Street because her boyfriend was in a physical altercation there with another man. The victim told a deputy that when that altercation ended and the parties were talking civilly, he called Brown a derogatory name.

At that time, according to the report, she slapped him in the face with an open hand and removed a black semiautomatic handgun from her waist band and said, “If you want to call me a crazy (expletive deleted), I’ll show you one.” The victim said Brown’s boyfriend grabbed the firearm from her and they both left the location.

Two witnesses corroborated the victim’s story, and one of the witnesses showed deputies a cell phone video he took of the altercation between Brown and the victim. The video showed Brown slapping the victim but did not show her brandishing the gun, according to the report.

Contacted at the Publix store at 3450 E. Silver Springs Blvd., Brown told a deputy she slapped the victim in the face but didn’t threaten anybody with the handgun. She said she held it down by her side during the incident, according to the report.

Brown was charged with battery touch or strike and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon without intent to kill. She was taken to the Marion County Jail, where she was released Tuesday on $3,000 bond. A court date has not been set.

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