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Ocala man jailed after early-morning spat with two women

Curtis T. Haaker

An Ocala man was arrested after a 3 a.m. dispute with two women.

The victim told a Marion County sheriff’s deputy on Sunday that she is in the process of moving out of a residence on NE Jacksonville Road and had a female former roommate come over and bring her boxes. She said while her ex-roommate was at the residence, there was an argument between her, the former roommate and 27-year-old Curtis Taylor Haaker, who lives at the incident location.

The victim said she left with the former roommate to go to the gas station and was dropped off a few minutes later. She said when she got home, she learned that Haaker had called 911 and made accusations that an assault had occurred before they went to the gas station, according to the sheriff’s office report.

The victim said she walked outside and Haaker followed her. She said Haaker grabbed her left bicep with his left hand and shoved her while screaming, “What are you doing?” The victim said the shove caused her to stumble off the sidewalk, the report said.

Haaker told the deputy that earlier in the evening, the victim’s former roommate swung a baseball bat at him and tried to run him over with a vehicle. He said when the victim returned home from the gas station, he saw her kicking at tire markings on the grass, as if she was trying to hide evidence of the assault, according to the report.

Haaker said he ran outside, grabbed the victim by the arm and lightly pushed her away from the vehicle track. He grabbed the deputy’s arm to demonstrate how he grabbed the victim, the report said.

Haaker was charged with simple assault and taken to the Marion County Jail, where he was released Sunday night on $1,000 bond.