An Ocala woman was arrested for allegedly punching a man twice during an argument on Sunday.
The victim was crying when he told a Marion County sheriff’s deputy that Shameeka Denise King, 36, knocked the phone from his hand with the first punch, which happened in the front door of the residence. He said the second punch, which took place in the victim’s bedroom, knocked his glasses off his face, according to the sheriff’s office report.
The deputy observed slight discoloration on the victim’s left cheekbone. He said he didn’t need emergency medical treatment. The victim’s father arrived at the incident location and contacted King by phone. He said King admitted to slapping the phone out of the victim’s hand, according to the report.
King and her mother, who witnessed the incident, responded to the location a short time later. King’s mother said the victim was the aggressor and she thought he was going to hit the victim. She said she took the victim’s wallet and keys in an attempt to lure him away from King. The victim’s mother said the incident took place because the victim was disrespectful towards King, the report said.
King admitted to taking the victim’s cell phone. She said she took it because he was being disrespectful towards her, according to the report.
King was taken to the Marion County Jail, where she was released Monday on her own recognizance. She is scheduled to appear in Marion County Court on June 18.