An Ocala man tried to run from a deputy and had to be tased while being arrested for allegedly barging into a bedroom and attacking a man.
The victim told a Marion County sheriff’s deputy on Sunday he was in his bedroom at his residence with a woman when 54-year-old Ronald Patton Sr. came in yelling and swinging a stick. The victim said he told Patton, who lives in a camper on the property, to get out of his room and Patton punched him in the head several times, according to the sheriff’s office report.
The victim said someone pulled Patton off him and Patton went back to his camper. The deputy observed purple bruising on the corner of the victim’s left eye, the left side of his neck, the right side of his face and the right side of his neck, the report said.
A witness told the deputy she heard yelling coming from the victim’s room and went to see what was happening. She said she saw the victim being held down by Patton and Patton striking him. The witness said she grabbed Patton in an effort to separate the two men, according to the report.
The homeowner reported that Patton came into the house yelling to know where the victim was. The homeowner said Patton went to the victim’s room and kicked the door open. She said she heard yelling and responded and tried to separate Patton and the victim, the report said.
The woman who was in the bedroom with the victim said Patton kicked open the door and came into the room. She said Patton and the victim started yelling at each other before Patton jumped on the victim and started striking him in the face multiple times, according to the report.
Patton told the deputy he was going to jail, Patton said, “I didn’t do nothing man,” and turned away. The deputy approached Patton, grabbing his left wrist with his left hand, and Patton pulled away and ran towards the front of the residence. The deputy pursued Patton and deployed his electronic disabling advice, striking Patton in the back. Patton was taken into custody, the report said.
Asked why he ran from the deputy, Patton said he didn’t want to go to jail and was going to tell the victim to tell the truth. Patton was charged with simple battery and resisting an officer without violence. He was taken to the Marion County Jail, where he was being held Tuesday on $2,000 bond. No court information was available.