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Speaker-throwing Ocala man charged with criminal mischief

Jaime Borrell

A 26-year-old Ocala man was charged with criminal mischief Monday after he allegedly damaged the windshield of his children’s mother’s vehicle.

The victim told a Marion County sheriff’s deputy that Jaime Borrell was over an hour late picking up her and her children from work. She said when she asked him why he was late, he said he was at the store. The victim said she and Borrell got into an argument and he started driving in an unsafe manner, scaring the children, according to the sheriff’s office report.

The victim said Borrell pulled into the incident location on NW 48th Terrace, where he punched the steering wheel and got out of the vehicle. She said Borrell then took a blue speaker and slammed it into the driver’s side of the windshield, causing it to crack, the report said.

The victim said Borrell then threw the speaker into the wall outside the home, and this was when she walked to the roadway and called 911. The victim said she is the sole owner of the vehicle and that she sometimes gives Borrell permission to use it. She said the damage to the windshield totaled $200, according to the report.

Borrell told the deputy the windshield was cracked about three weeks ago and he was unsure how it happened. When asked about the victim’s claim he was late picking her and the children up, he said he did not drive that day. He said he was home all day and drinking an alcoholic beverage, the report said.

Another deputy looked inside the home and found the blue speaker used to damage the windshield. The speaker was damaged and there was blue residue on the wall where it appeared Borrell threw the speaker against it, which was consistent with the victim’s statement, according to the report.

Borrell was being held in the Marion County Jail on $500 bond and is scheduled to appear in Marion County Court on Aug. 25.

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