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Ocala woman behind bars after chat with man friend about commitment turns nasty

Crystal Tamika Rose

An Ocala woman was locked up early Monday morning after a chat about commitment turned sour and left her man friend bleeding.

Marion County sheriff’s deputies were called to a home on NE 16th Court in Ocala and when they arrived, a man told them that he and 28-year-old Crystal Tamika Rose has been discussing the seriousness of their relationship when it turned into a verbal altercation. He claimed that Rose then grabbed a metal paper towel holder and hit him across his left shoulder, a sheriff’s office report states.

The man said he forced Rose onto the couch in self-defense and attempted to get her to stop striking him. But she then grabbed him by his neck and he couldn’t breathe, the report says.

Deputies noted that the man suffered cuts on his shoulder that were bleeding and cuts on his neck that appeared “to be consistent with fingernails digging into the skin,” the report says.

After Rose told deputies the couple had only argued, she was taken into custody and transported to the Marion County Jail, where she was charged with aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, domestic battery by strangulation and a probation violation for credit card fraud. She was being held on $5,000 bond on the new charges and no bond the fraud charge. She is due in court Nov. 21 at 10 a.m. and Dec. 3 at 9 a.m. to answer to the charges.

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