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Tuesday, July 23, 2024

Screaming and cussing Sarasota man behind bars after being tasered by deputy

A Sarasota man who went berserk at an Ocala minimart and had to be tasered found himself behind bars late Sunday afternoon.

A Marion County sheriff’s deputy arrested 29-year-old Christopher Paul Goodman at the Wawa located at 4025 SW College Rd. in Ocala on Sunday afternoon.

A Marion County sheriff’s deputy was eating at an Ocala Wawa food market when he was approached by someone reporting a disturbance in the front of the store, which is located at 4025 SW College Rd. in Ocala. The deputy then observed a man later identified as 29-year-old Christopher Paul Goodman yelling and cursing at customers who were walking by and eating, a sheriff’s office report states.

The deputy asked Goodman what was going on and he stood up from a table and approached him in an aggressive manner. The deputy then attempted to detain Goodman for his safety and that of the store’s customers, the report says.
The deputy grabbed Goodman’s right wrist and told him he was being detained. Goodman pulled away multiple times, then turned and faced the deputy in aggressive manner, the report says.

The deputy displayed his taser and ordered Goodman to the ground. He refused and “continued to scream and curse” at the deputy and the other customers who had formed a crowd around the store. One of the customers told the deputy that Goodman had attempted to strike him earlier, the report says.

A sheriff’s lieutenant and another deputy arrived and they all attempted to detain Goodman. But he ran northbound from the store and the deputy once again displayed his taser and told Goodman he would deploy it if he kept running, the report says.

A short time later, the deputy tasered Goodman and he fell to the ground. He was placed in handcuffs and transported to the Marion County Jail.
Goodman, who lives at 2110 Mango Ave. in Sarasota, was charged with resisting arrested without violence and disturbing the peace. He is scheduled to be released from the jail on June 30 at 9 a.m., records show.