A 51-year-old Ocala man was arrested recently after he reportedly struck a woman twice during an argument over the TV remote control.
The victim told a Marion County sheriff’s deputy she was walking away from Leonard James Brown when he struck her on the right side of her head. She couldn’t say for sure whether Brown hit her with a closed fist or an open hand. The victim said she tried to strike Brown in self-defense when he struck her again on the right side of her torso, according to the sheriff’s office report.
The victim had a visible injury on the right side of her head. Marion County Fire Rescue responded to the incident location and evaluated the injury. The victim refused to go to the hospital and was cleared by medics, the report said.
Brown was charged with domestic battery and taken to the Marion County Jail, where he was being held on $1,000 bond. Brown is scheduled to appear in Marion County Court on Aug. 5.