An Ocala woman was arrested recently after she allegedly battered a man and pointed a knife at him because he wouldn’t go to the store and buy feminine products for her.
Rebecca Leah Braswell, 18, was charged with simple domestic battery and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon without intent to kill after the incident, which happened March 30.
Braswell told a Marion County sheriff’s deputy that she and the victim got into an argument over him not going to the store to purchase her some feminine products and he refused to give her cell phone back to her. She said the victim slapped her and held her down on the bed and choked her, according to the sheriff’s office report.
The victim said Braswell became upset with him because he refused to go to the store. He said he got out of the bed to leave the bedroom and Braswell blocked the door. The victim said Braswell then put him in a chokehold and took him to the floor, the report said.
The victim said he scratched Braswell’s neck when he pushed her off him. He said he went to the living room and Braswell went to the kitchen. The victim said they continued to argue and Braswell walked into the living room holding a knife up near her shoulder with the point of the knife pointed at him, according to the report.
The victim said Braswell kept repeating, “try me, try me.” He said he went into another room and closed the door, and Braswell kicked in the door and attacked him again. The victim said he pushed her off him and got out of the room, the report said.
The deputy observed several scratches on Braswell’s neck and a minor cut to her right foot caused when she went through the house kicking doors and placing holes in them. An eyewitness said she saw Braswell walking after the victim carrying a knife, according to the report.
Interviewed again, Braswell admitted the argument became physical and she did kick in several doors and punched one with a closed fist. She denied threatening the victim with a knife, the report said.
Based on all the statements provided, the deputy determined Braswell was the primary aggressor. She was taken to the Marion County Jail, where she was released on her own recognizance. She’ll appear in Marion County Court on May 5.