A scorned Ocala woman found herself behind bars Sunday after being accused of chasing her estranged husband with her vehicle.
The man told officers he had been at 23-year-old Sarah Weber’s residence earlier in the day and had taken her phone. He said he returned later in the day to return to the phone and met his wife at the entrance to her apartment complex, where she got into an argument with a woman who had dropped him off, an Ocala Police report states.
The man said the woman fled the area to get away from Weber. But he said she started chasing the woman in her 2009 Nissan Murano SUV and “appeared to be attempting” to run her off the road, the report says.
The man said Weber returned moments later and started chasing him with her vehicle as he attempted to run away from her. He claimed she was attempting to “run him over” and he tried to get away from her by running through the grass and between apartment buildings.
The man said Weber eventually stopped chasing him and fled the area eastbound on SE 24th Road. He said he was in fear that she was going to run him over during the incident, the report says.
Officers then responded to Weber’s residence in the SpringWood Village Apartments on SE 27th Street. She arrived a short time later and advised them of the altercation with her husband. She said they had been married since 2015 but have been separated on and off for a year.
Weber admitted the two had a verbal confrontation about her phone. She said her husband had stayed with her the previous night but took the phone when he left her residence Sunday morning. She added that he had messaged her and agreed to return the phone and the altercation ensued when he arrived.
Officers noted damage to the front of Weber’s vehicle and she then admitted that it had occurred when she was chasing her husband and possibly hit a tree. She admitted to chasing him “across yards and sidewalks” in the condo complex. And when asked about her intentions during the chase, she responded, “I’m not sure,” the report says.
A witnessed confirmed that Weber was chasing her husband and said she also saw her approached the vehicle driven by the woman who had dropped him off. She said Weber banged on the car and the windows while yelling at the woman and making statements of shooting her, though a firearm was never displayed or observed.
Weber was taken into custody and transported to the Marion County Jail, where she was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon (domestic violence). She was released late Monday morning on $2,000 bond and is due in court on Oct. 8 at 9 a.m. to answer to the charge.