An Ocala woman was arrested Saturday after she allegedly hit a man with a metal rod during a wild fight over a cell phone.
The victim told a Marion County sheriff’s deputy that Elizabeth Renee Revels, 28, went out with some friends the previous night, got drunk and was speaking with a man she ended up having sexual intercourse with. The victim said that morning, while Revels was in the bathroom, he saw her phone on the counter and started going through it and noticed text messages from this unknown man, according to the sheriff’s office report.
The victim said Revels became irate while he was going trough her phone and tried to snatch it away from him. He said when he didn’t give the phone back to her, she poured an energy drink on him. The victim said the argument continued into the kitchen and Revels grabbed a glass pie dish and threw it at him, striking him in the back of the neck, the report said.
The loud noise of the dish breaking caused a juvenile girl to come out of her bedroom, and Revels and the victim continued to argue in the garage. The victim said Revels kept asking for her phone so she could leave, and he refused. He said Revels grabbed a metal rod that was in the garage and struck his motorcycle, and then turned to him and started striking him with the rod, according to the report.
The victim said it was at this point he called 911. He said while he was on the phone, Revel punched him on the left side of the face before she took the child and left the location. The deputy observed injuries on the back of the victim’s neck and swelling and bruising on his right forearm, which he claims was from Revels hitting him with the metal rod, the report said.
The deputy was able to contact Revels a few blocks down the road. After being read her Miranda warning, she said when the victim took the phone, she tried to take it from him and they ended on the ground. Revels said the victim laid on top of her and wouldn’t let her up, according to the report.
Revels said when the victim got up, she poured an energy drink on him, and when the argument moved to the kitchen, she threw the glass pie dish. She said she didn’t remember if the dish hit the victim, the report said.
Revels said the argument moved to the garage as she was trying to leave. She said she tried to wrestle the phone away from the victim but was unable to get it away from him. Revels said she bit the victim during this scuffle, and when she still couldn’t get the phone, she grabbed the metal rod but only struck the motorcycle with it, according to the report.
Revels said she grabbed a metal chain and threatened to break the windows on the victim’s vehicle. She admitted to punching the victim in the face during the altercation in the garage. Revels had injuries to her right hand that she claimed came from trying to get her phone back and punching the victim in the face. She also had slight redness to the inside of her right bicep, which she didn’t know how she got, the report said.
The deputy tried to talk to the juvenile, but she didn’t see anything, according to the report.
Revels was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon without intent to kill and taken to the Marion County Jail. She was released Sunday on $500 bond and will appear in Marion County Court on Dec. 22.