Tuesday, August 11, 2020
75 F
Ocala

72-year-old Ocala man tased twice after allegedly throwing water in deputy’s face

Everard Arbour

An Ocala man accused of throwing a cup of water in a Marion County sheriff’s deputy’s face was tased twice Tuesday night after he refused to leave a farm at the owner’s request.

The deputy responded to a residence in the 6400 block of N U.S. Hwy. 27 in Ocala and when he arrived, the property owner said she wanted 72-year-old Everard Arnold Arbour trespassed from her property. The deputy then approached Arbour and asked him to leave the property, but he refused to do so, a sheriff’s office report states.

The deputy asked Arbour to leave two more times and told him he would be arrested if he didn’t comply. He then approached Arbour and he threw what appeared to be a cup of water in the deputy’s face, which temporarily disabled his police radio, the report says.

Arbour then stood up and aggressively approached the deputy while refusing commands to get back and stop. The deputy was forced to deploy his Taser twice while Arbour continued to approach him, the report says.

Arbour refused commands to roll onto his stomach and place his hands straight out to his sides. Other deputies arrived and attempted to help place Arbour in handcuffs, but he stiffened his arms and tried rolling back and forth, the report says.

Arbour eventually was taken into custody and transported to the Marion County Jail, where he was charged with battery on a law enforcement officer and resisting an officer without violence. He is being held on $3,000 bond and is due in court on Nov. 12 at 9 a.m. to answer to the charges.

Arbour is no stranger to the Marion County legal system, having been held in the jail seven times since February 2013. During those arrests he’s faced a multitude of charges, including aggravated assault with intent to commit a felony, petit theft, armed burglary with assault, burglary of a conveyance, unarmed burglary, trespassing in a structure or conveyance, criminal mischief, retail petit theft and trespassing (failure to leave a property upon order by owner).

Photos in Ocala, Florida

Crime

Bat-swinging Weirsdale woman jailed after spat over tent

A 44-year-old Weirsdale woman was arrested after she allegedly swung a red sparkly baseball bat at a man during a fight that started when he let someone have a tent.

Ocala woman accused of giving man a bloody lip

An Ocala woman was arrested after she allegedly gave a man a bloody lip during an argument while they were driving home from an Ocklawaha restaurant.

Sister’s account of spat lands Ocala woman in jail

A 19-year-old Ocala woman was arrested after her younger sister refuted her account of a domestic disturbance.

Cocaine found in Ocala DUI suspect’s vehicle

An Ocala man reportedly had cocaine in the center console of his vehicle when he was arrested on a DUI charge recently.

Business

Kids’ Health Alliance hosting yearly Back-to-School giveaway as drive-in event

Kids' Health Alliance, a local Pediatric medical practice, is hosting their yearly Back-to-School Giveaway on August 1st, 2020, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.

Ocala Walmarts to begin requiring customers to wear face masks

All Ocala Wal-Marts will begin requiring customers to wear face masks in all of its stores beginning Monday, July 20.

Local ‘1 Million Cups’ networking group warns membership of potential COVID contact

The local One Million Cups chapter issued a statement to its membership on Thursday to warn of possible contact with someone who tested positive for COVID-19. 

Florida home insurance premiums second highest in United States

Florida’s home insurance premiums are the second highest in the United States after Louisiana.

Subscribe for email updates

* indicates required

Headlines

Bat-swinging Weirsdale woman jailed after spat over tent

A 44-year-old Weirsdale woman was arrested after she allegedly swung a red sparkly baseball bat at a man during a fight that started when he let someone have a tent.

Ocala woman accused of giving man a bloody lip

An Ocala woman was arrested after she allegedly gave a man a bloody lip during an argument while they were driving home from an Ocklawaha restaurant.

Increase of COVID-19 cases slows considerably in tri-county area

For the first time since Gov. Ron DeSantis reopened Florida on June 5, the number of new COVID-19 cases in the local area has slowed to a crawl.

Ocala Health honored with prestigious award for commitment to stroke care

Ocala Health has received a prestigious award in connection with heart and stroke care.

More articles like this