Belleview woman accused of using window shutter to bash truck

Tonia Michelle Pascal

A 39-year-old Belleview woman spent Thursday night in the Marion County Jail after she allegedly battered a man, smashed his cell phone and caused $5,000 in damage to his truck during a wild domestic spat.

The victim told a Marion County sheriff’s deputy he was in a verbal argument with Tonia Michelle Pascal when she jumped on him and began striking him with her arms and elbows. He said as he tried to walk out of the residence to call 911, she forcibly took his cell phone from his hand and smashed it, rendering it inoperable, according to the sheriff’s office report.

The victim said he fled and hid in the bushes across the street. As he was running away, he used his key fob to activate the car alarm on his truck. The victim said he then watched Pascal repeatedly strike his truck using a shutter from the residence.  The truck sustained large dents and scratches to nearly every body panel. Damage was estimated at $5,000, the report said.

The deputy observed a small scratch mark on the right side of the victim’s neck, consistent with an injury caused by a fingernail. The victim’s phone was completely shattered and inoperable. The victim’s vehicle was severely damaged and the shutter from the residence was still sitting in the bed of the truck, according to the report.

Pascal told the deputy she may have hit the victim’s vehicle with something but denied the alteration ever became physical. She had difficulty maintaining her balance, had slurred speech and her breath smelled heavily of alcohol. She spoke incoherently and repeated herself continually, the report said.

Pascal was charged with simple domestic battery, obstructing justice and criminal mischief with $1,000 or more in damage. She released Friday on $2,500 bond and will appear in Marion County Court on Nov. 5.