Silver Springs man arrested after spat over dirty dishes

Carl Dwight Dunn

A Silver Springs man spent this past Monday night in the Marion County Jail for allegedly battering a woman over dirty dishes in the sink.

Carl Dunn, 50, told a Marion County sheriff’s deputy that he came home from the store, saw the dishes in the sink and yelled at the victim about cleaning the house clean. He said the victim yelled back at him and gave him attitude, so he grabbed her by the arms, turned her away from him and pushed her onto her bed, according to the sheriff’s office report.

The victim said she was sitting in the living room when Dunn came home, appearing to be under the influence of alcohol, and tried to start an argument with her. She said she walked away and went into her bedroom, to avoid conflict and be with her boyfriend, who lives with her and Dunn, the report said.

The victim said she came out of her bedroom to get baking soda from the kitchen so she could make homemade teeth whitener. She said she overheard Dunn arguing with another resident. The victim said she interrupted the argument and Dunn grabbed her arms and started yelling at her, according to the report.

The victim said she went to her room and Dunn followed her, continuing to scream at her. She said her boyfriend was laying in the bed at that time and he told Dunn, “I want nothing to do with this,” and went into the bathroom, the report said.

The victim said when her boyfriend left the room, Dunn grabbed her by her arms and pushed her onto the bed. She said he mounted her, pinning her arms down, and just started blankly at her while she screamed, “Get off me.” The victim said Dunn got off her and left the room when her boyfriend returned, according to the report.

After being advised of his Miranda rights, Dunn admitted he grabbed the victim by her arms and pushed her onto the bed. He was charged with simple battery and taken to the Marion County Jail, where he was released Tuesday on $500 bond. He’ll appear in Marion County Court on Feb. 13.