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Keys woman fights deputies after being tossed from Nowhere Bar

Jessica Marie Dixon

A 40-year-old Florida Keys woman allegedly kicked the bodycam off a Marion County sheriff’s deputy while being arrested outside the Nowhere Bar in Ocala.

Jessica Marie Dixon, of Ramrod Key, was charged with two counts of battery on an officer, and single counts of resisting an officer with violence and disorderly intoxication in a public place.

Deputies were called to the bar, located at 8970 SW 27th Ave., at around 10 p.m. Tuesday about a disturbance where two women had been asked to leave. The met up with Dixon, who appeared to be intoxicated and uncooperative, according to the sheriff’s office report.

While a deputy was trying to get a statement, Dixon walked to the entrance, which had been locked to prevent her from re-entering, and started pulling and shaking violently on the doors. The deputy ordered Dixon to stop and tried to detain her when she pulled away, the report said.

As the deputy took Dixon to the ground and placed her in handcuffs. While the deputy was locking the handcuffs, Dixon clawed his right wrist with her left hand. She continued to try and pull away while being taken to the patrol car. When they got to the car, Dixon kicked her feet out and pushed against the side of the vehicle and tried to kick the deputy multiple times, according to the report.

Dixon kept kicking the door of the patrol car from inside. Another deputy arrived on the scene and opened the door so deputies could place Dixon in a hobble restraining device. As the door was being opened, Dixon kicked it and caused it to hit a deputy. While being placed in the hobble, Dixon kicked the deputy several times in the arms, legs and chest, causing his body camera to fly off, the report said.

The bartender who reported the incident said Dixon was yelling and causing a disturbance in the bar, so she was told to leave. The bartender said the doors were locked behind Dixon and she tried to regain entry to the bar before law enforcement’s arrival, according to the report.

Dixon was taken to the Marion County Jail, where she was released Thursday on $7,000 bond. She is scheduled to appear in Marion County Court on Oct. 6.

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