Silver Springs man jailed after hysterical pregnant woman escapes mobile home through window

A Silver Springs man was jailed Monday morning after a frantic pregnant woman climbed out the window of a mobile home to get away from him.

Derek Daniel Hamilton, 22, was arrested Monday at his residence on NE 35th Street in the Lindale Mobile Home Park in Silver Springs and charged with aggravated battery of a pregnant victim and resisting an officer without violence.

Marion County sheriff’s deputies were called to the Lindale Mobile Home Park on NE 35th Street and when they arrived, the woman told them 22-year-old Derek Daniel Hamilton had woken up and “started acting crazy.” She said he suffers from a schizophrenic disorder and had not been taking his medication, a sheriff’s office report states.

The woman, who was nine weeks pregnant, said she had gone into her room to get ready for work and Hamilton had followed her and told her she wasn’t leaving the house. She said she then attempted to leave to get away from him and he pushed her back down on a bed. She said during the process his hand hit her lip and during the altercation Hamilton bit her arm, the report says.

The woman, who deputies noted had a busted lip and bite mark on her left forearm, said Hamilton left her room and she locked the door and escaped by climbing out the window. She also said that Hamilton knew she was pregnant, the report says.

Deputies attempted to speak with Hamilton, but he refused to come outside the mobile home. A short time later, a K-9 deputy and his dog entered the mobile home through the back door and gave Hamilton verbal commands to surrender. He then exited through the front door and was taken into custody, the report says.

Hamilton, who is originally from Kingston, N.Y., was transported to the Marion County Jail and charged with aggravated battery of a pregnant victim and resisting an officer without violence. He was being held on $3,000 bond and is due in court Sept. 19 at 9 a.m. to answer to the charges.

Hamilton is no stranger to the Marion County legal system. He has been held in the jail four times since October 2015 on a litany of charges, including multiple resisting arrest and battery charges, jail records show.