A jealous Ocala man was jailed early Sunday morning after a nasty altercation with a woman he accused of flirting with other men.
Marion County sheriff’s deputies were called to the Economy Extended Stay Motel at 5350 E Silver Springs Blvd. and when they arrived, the woman said that she and 42-year-old Allen Donald Wilkins had been drinking earlier at the C and D Colosseum Bar, located at 2490 SE 58th Ave. She said they got a ride to the motel and that after a few hours, Wilkins “became really drunk,” a sheriff’s office report states.
The woman told deputies that Wilkins “always become jealous when he is under the influence.” She said he started getting loud and she told him to calm down several times. But she said he started arguing and once more accused her of flirting, the report says.
The woman told deputies that as they were leaving the bar when it closed, Wilkins punched her on the right side of her face with his closed fist. She said she remembered being struck multiple times and also remembered people separating Wilkins from her, the report says.
The deputy noted that the woman had swelling and a redness underneath her right eye and over her right cheekbone. The woman claimed this wasn’t the first time Wilkins has “placed his hands on her” during an argument. And she refused medical treatment, according to the report.
The deputy made contact with Wilkins a short distance down the road from the motel and he admitted to being involved in a verbal altercation with the woman. But he claimed he didn’t place his hands on her. And when asked about the injury she sustained, he did not make any comment, the report says.
After a computer check revealed that Wilkins had a previous conviction for domestic battery out of Rhode Island in 2014, he was transported to the Marion County Jail, charged with battery (second or subsequent offense) and held on $5,000 bond. He is due in court on July 9 at 9 a.m. to answer to the charge.
Wilkins, who listed the Economy Extended Stay Motel at his home address, also was arrested in March 8 when he picked up on warrants for unarmed burglary of an unoccupied dwelling, larceny/grand theft, dealing in stolen property and giving false information to a pawn shop owner.