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Silver Springs man accused of telling woman he’d beat her until police shot him

Donald Raymond Webster

A 26-year-old Silver Springs man with two previous battery convictions was arrested last week after he reportedly told a woman he’d beat her until police arrived and then force police to shoot him to make him stop.

Donald Raymond Webster, of 18550 SE 24th Place, was charged with felony battery (second or subsequent offense) after the incident, which happened at his residence shortly before midnight Tuesday. He was also charged with violating his probation for felony grand theft.

The Marion County sheriff’s deputy responding to the report of a disturbance made contact with the victim at the intersection of 22nd Lane and SE 183rd Avenue. The victim was driving away from the incident location and was distraught, according to the sheriff’s office report.

The victim said she and Webster had been arguing over the previous two days. She said she arrived at the incident location to visit her friend and tried to ignore Webster, who also lives there. The victim said they got into an argument and she walked out to her vehicle to leave. She said Webster followed her outside and as she got into the vehicle, he held open the door and continued yelling, the report said.

The victim said she got out of the vehicle and Webster got in her face and continued yelling. She said she kept pushing him away, asking him to please just let her leave. The victim said her friend stepped in to separate them and he pushed her back. The victim’s friend left the scene and said law enforcement would be on the way, according to the report.

The victim said Webster grabbed her by the hair and dragged her from the roadside, where she was parked, towards the residence. She said he told her she wouldn’t let her leave and would drag her back inside and beat her until police arrived, then force the police to shoot him to make him stop. The victim said he dragged her to the front door, where she was able to brace herself with the steps to keep him from taking her further, the report said.

The victim said Webster was still pulling on her hair when he slammed her to the ground, where she laid begging him to let her leave. She said she got up and ran towards the front of the property, where he followed her and tried to hug her saying he was sorry, according to the report.

The victim said she walked towards her vehicle, still begging Webster to allow her to leave, when he pushed her against a fence and said she wasn’t going anywhere. Webster again said when the cops showed up, he would beat her until the cops had to shoot him to get him off her. The victim said two strangers walked by on the road and at that time, Webster told her to get into her vehicle and leave, which she did, the report said.

The deputy observed the victim was covered in dirt and bits of grass. She had a raised, swollen mark just above her right elbow that was starting to turn blue. The victim said the mark was from being slammed to the ground by her hair. She also had red abrasions on the back of her right shoulder, and her hair appeared to be disheveled consistent with her account. The victim declined medical treatment, according to the report.

The victim said her friend, her friend’s child and Webster’s brother live at the location, but they left the area before the deputy arrived and she couldn’t provide any way to contact them. The deputy was unable to contact them and get their statements, the report said.

The neighbor who called law enforcement told the deputy he heard yelling from his residence. He said he walked outside and saw Webster shoving the victim around the front yard and could hear her saying she just wanted to go home to her kids. The witness said Webster slammed the victim to the ground and appeared to be sitting on her. He said Webster pushed the victim against a fence and as she tried to get into her vehicle, he repeatedly slammed the door closed. The witness said Webster then abruptly let the victim leave, according to the report.

Another deputy responded to the incident location and, after knocking numerous times, finally made contact with Webster, who said he had been sleeping. After being advised of his Miranda rights, Webster said he and the victim got into a verbal altercation when she arrived and he followed her outside. He said he held the victim’s car door so he could lean down to where she was sitting and yell in her face, but he denied making any physical contact with her, the report said.

Webster reportedly made threats of suicide to the victim’s mother, saying he was going to kill himself for what he did to the victim. When asked about those statements, he admitted to making them, according to the report.

A criminal background search revealed Webster was convicted of battery in Marion County in 2005 and felony aggravated battery in Santa Rosa County in 2006. He was arrested and also placed under the Baker Act for his admitted threat of self-harm, the report said.

Webster is being held in the Marion County Jail on $5,000 bond. He’s scheduled to appear in Marion County Court on March 10.

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