A Silver Springs man who was upset with juveniles because their scooters didn’t have lights on them was arrested late Thursday afternoon after attacking their father.
The victim told Marion County sheriff’s deputies that he and his sons had been looking for a dog when 57-year-old Kevin Curtis Sheets told the juveniles to “get lights on their scooters or get the (expletive deleted) home.” The victim said he was driving a Polaris Ranger in the area and he stopped to tell Sheets to quit yelling at his sons, a sheriff’s office report states.
The victim told deputies that Sheets said: “If you get off of that ATV, I will beat your (expletive deleted).” He said he stepped off the vehicle and stood at the front of it in a non-threatening way and told Sheets to calm down, the report says.
At that point, the victim said, Sheets ran at him and struck him two times in the left of his head with a closed fist. The victim said he his cell phone to one of his sons and told him to call 911. And he said that Sheets started walk away when the saw the juvenile calling law enforcement for help, the report says.
The victim said he followed Sheets to his home at 5759 NE 62nd Court Rd. to find out where he lived. Deputies made contact with Sheets a short time later and he claimed that he had been threatened and he hit the victim, the report says.
Sheets was taken into custody and transported to the Marion County Jail, where he was charged with battery. He was released late Thursday afternoon on $1,000 bond and his next court date hasn’t yet been set.