A 32-year-old Dunnellon woman spent Monday night in the Marion County Jail after she allegedly struck a man in the face during a drunken argument.
The victim told a Marion County sheriff’s deputy that he and Casey Marie Bodden were arguing over her “drinking problem.” He said he tried to separate himself from the situation by leaving the living room and going to the bedroom, and Bodden followed him, so he went back into the living room and she followed him again, according to the sheriff’s office report.
The victim said while they were in the living room, Bodden started throwing items around. He said while they were arguing, Bodden struck him in the face. The deputy observed various items on the living room floor that appeared to be out of place, and the victim had a fresh half-inch cut under his eye, the report said.
The deputy spoke with Bodden, who was highly intoxicated. After being read her Miranda warning, Bodden said she never became physical with the victim. She said he grabbed her by the arms and pinned her down on the living room floor. Bodden said the victim then sat on top of her before she was able to get away and leave the residence, according to the report.
While speaking with the deputy, Bodden emphasized the size difference between her and the victim, saying she is “small” compared to him. There were no visible signs of injury or bruising on Bodden, the report said.
Bodden was arrested and charged with simple domestic battery. She was released from jail Tuesday on her own recognizance and will appear in Marion County Court on Feb. 9.