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Gun-toting Ocala woman arrested for second time in a month

Qurissa Janill Daymon

An Ocala woman is being held in the Marion County Jail on $45,500 bond after being arrested on domestic battery charges for the second time in less than a month.

Qurissa Jenill Daymon, 27, was charged Aug. 4 with domestic battery (second or subsequent offense), aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, and violation of bond conditions. She was previously charged with domestic battery on July 7, according to jail records.

An Ocala Police officer responding to the disturbance call observed Daymon and the victim arguing in the front yard. The victim said Daymon threatened him with a firearm, according to the OPD arrest affidavit.

When asked where the gun was, Daymon said it was inside the house. She said she’s not supposed to have contact with the victim and that he came over her house. Daymon then handed the officer the bond conditions from her July arrest and they showed she is prohibited from threatening, assaulting, harassing, or abusing the alleged victim. She’s also not allowed to come within 500 feet of the premises where the victim lives, the report said.

The victim told the officer the gun was in the kitchen, and the firearm was secured. The victim said he had gotten into an argument with Daymon about her hair when she grabbed a glass bottle and hit him on the right side of his head with it. The victim said Daymon didn’t hit him hard enough to break the bottle, but he knocked it out of her hand it and it broke on the floor. The officer observed the broken bottle on the wet floor, according to the report.

The victim said Daymon kicked the mop bucket at him and then slipped on the wet floor. He said they both went outside, and Daymon walked over to talk to the neighbors. The victim said Daymon went back inside the house, came out with a handgun in her hand, pointed it at him and said she was going to shoot him. When asked who owned the gun, the victim said it belonged to Daymon and that he had never seen it before. He said he and Daymon have been living together for three years and they are involved in a romantic relationship, the report said.

After being handcuffed and read her Miranda warning, Daymon said she and the victim argued over her hair. She said she didn’t hit the victim but that she did grab the bottle. Daymon said the victim put his hands on her and was holding her against the wall. She didn’t mention anything about the altercation outside involving the firearm, according to the report.

One neighbor said Daymon came over to her house and asked for a lighter. The neighbor said the victim put his hands on her, but he didn’t see any marks on her. He said he went to his car to get something out of it, and Daymon went inside her residence, came out with a black handgun and said, “I’m going to shoot your ass” to the victim, the report said.

Another neighbor said she asked Daymon if she wanted her to call police, and Daymon shrugged her shoulders. The neighbor said she saw Daymon with a black handgun in her hand, saying, “I’m going to shoot your ass.” The neighbor said she went inside and called police, according to the report.

Another witness who was present for the incident said Daymon was swinging the bottle around and started hitting the victim. The witness said the victim pushed Daymon against the wall to protect himself. He said Daymon later came out of the house with a gun in her hand and told Daymon not to come near her or she’d shoot him, the report said.

In addition to the arrest in July, Daymon has a prior conviction for domestic battery in 2009. She’s scheduled to appear in Marion County Court on Sept. 3.

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