A 44-year-old Ocala woman was arrested on a domestic battery charge Tuesday after she allegedly slapped her husband during an argument because he wouldn’t give her money to buy drugs.
The victim told an Ocala Police officer that Elizabeth Lynn Miller, his wife of 15 years, had just gotten out of drug rehab and started a disturbance with him because she wanted money to purchase crack cocaine. He said Miller stays at his residence only on occasion and stays with her father the rest of the time, according to the OPD report.
The victim said he asked Miller to come to the house because he knew she was smoking crack and drinking. He said once she got there, she started arguing with him because she wanted money for more drugs, the report said.
Miller told the officer that the victim beat her up. The victim said she had hit him first and he was just defending himself. He showed the officer two hand-shaped red marks on his back, which he said Miller did when his back was turned, according to the report.
Miller told the officer her husband called her to come to the house and when she arrived, he asked her for drugs. She said her husband hit her first and a physical altercation took place. She said she just got out of rehab and “fell off the wagon,” but her husband also has a drug problem, according to the report.
The couple’s daughter said her mother has not been living with her and her father. She said she was in her bedroom and didn’t see the physical altercation, but she heard her mother arguing with her father to give her money for drugs. She said her mother has had a drug problem since she was born and her father has been taking care of her, and that she has not ever seen or heard of him taking drugs, the report said.
Miller was determined to be the primary aggressor and charged with simple domestic battery. She was taken to the Marion County Jail, where she was released the next day on her own recognizance. She’s scheduled to appear in Marion County Court on Oct. 22.