Ocala woman accused of using nails like claws on bloodied man’s face

Tawny Lynn Rolka

An Ocala woman is behind bars after being accused of scratching a man’s face with her fingernails during a domestic altercation early Wednesday.

A Marion County sheriff’s deputy responded to a home on NE 59th Street, where the victim lives with Tawny Lynn Rolka, 36. The victim said Rolka had been in a verbal altercation with another female and a physical altercation with him, according to the sheriff’s office report.

The victim said the argument between Rolka and the woman started while they were driving to a residence in Sparr. The woman stopped at a gas station to walk away and separate herself from Rolka, and the victim picked her up and drove her to the home he shares with Rolka, the report said.

The victim said Rolka followed them to the home, then entered the victim’s room and lunged at his face with her hands and nails. The victim demonstrated how Rolka used her nails like claws, and the deputy observed fresh bloody lacerations on the right side of his face and back left side of his neck, according to the report.

The injuries were consistent with the events described by the victim and the woman. The deputy did not observe any injuries on Rolka to corroborate her statement of being punched repeatedly in the head by the victim, the report said.

Rolka was charged with domestic battery and taken to the Marion County Jail, where she’s being held on $2,000 bond. She’s due to appear in Marion County Court on June 12.