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Ocala man tased at trailer park after prowling neighbor’s lot

Nathaniel Aaron Johnson

An Ocala man who said a vision caused him to loiter and prowl a neighbor’s lot at the Shady Road Villas trailer park needed three jolts from a taser before being subdued and arrested Wednesday morning.

Nathaniel Aaron Johnson, 28, of 9100 SW 27th Ave. Lot D17, is being held without bond in the Marion County Jail after being charged with loitering and prowling, battery causing bodily harm, assault on an officer, and resisting an officer without violence.

A Marion County sheriff’s deputy responding to a suspicious person report arrived at the incident location and met up with Johnson, who said he was there because he had a vision. He said a spirit came to him and started telling him things. Johnson was not making sense and said he was looking at a crime scene, according to the sheriff’s office report.

The victim told the deputy that Johnson showed up between 7 and 7:30 a.m., walked around his property for an hour or so and refused to leave. He said Johnson came up to his door and asked him if Shane was there. The victim said he told Johnson there was no one by that name living at the location, the report said

The victim said Johnson became angry and started cussing at him. He said Johnson kicked the door, slamming the victim’s hand into it. The victim said he did not need medical attention and believed his hand was OK. He said he wanted to pursue charges against Johnson, according to the report.

The deputy spoke with Johnson and tried to get his information. Johnson provided only his name and walked away. When the deputy told Johnson that he needed more information and tried to detain him, Johnson became aggressive and pulled away, the report said.

Johnson did not place his hands behind his back and continued his verbal altercation with the deputy. He told the deputy he would, “bust my jaw and take my car with it.” The deputy continued giving verbal commands for Johnson to place his hands behind his back and Johnson continued to refuse and act aggressively, according to the report.

The deputy deployed his taser probes at Johnson, with one hitting him in the abdomen and the other in his upper thigh. The taser was not effective and Johnson pulled the probes out of his body. A second shot in the same area knocked Johnson on his back, but Johnson pulled out the probes and got back on his feet, the report said.

Johnson continued arguing with the deputy and would not obey orders to comply. A second deputy arrived on the scene, and Johnson backed into the front bumper of his patrol car with his fist balled. Johnson then tried to lunge towards the second deputy, who deployed the taser and brought Johnson to the ground, where he was handcuffed, according to the report.

Johnson will answer to the charges in Marion County Court on Oct. 27.

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