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Bird lover claims lady friend went berserk and tried to run him over

Multiple Marion County sheriff’s deputies responded to a nasty altercation recently after a man claimed his lady friend tried to take his bird out of its cage and then run him over.

Marion sheriff seeks help in finding man wanted for battery on pregnant woman

Marion County Sheriff Billy Woods is asking for the public’s help in catching an Ocala man who is wanted on multiple charges.

Marion County Sheriff Billy Woods, speaking during his ‘Wanted by Woods Wednesday’ segment on Facebook, is asking the public for help in locating 34-year-old Franky Elias Leyva, of Ocala.

Woods, speaking during his regular “Wanted by Woods Wednesday” segment on Facebook, asked for help in finding 34-year-old Franky Elias Leyva. He is being sought on charges of aggravated battery on a pregnant person, battery by strangulation, false imprisonment and obstruction of justice.

“Citizens, I’m not even going to talk to Franky,” Woods said. “’Men’ who put their hands on a woman – a pregnant woman no less – isn’t a man. But they are someone we need off our streets.”

Woods added that Leyva beat up the victim by not only striking her but dragging her and choking her.

“I seriously doubt a person like him will do the right thing and turn himself in,” he said.

Anyone with information about Leyva or his whereabouts is asked to contact Crime Stoppers of Marion County at (352) 368-STOP (7867) and reference 21-02 in your tip. If you use Crime Stoppers and your tip leads to an arrest, you could be eligible for a cash reward.

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Bird lover claims lady friend went berserk and tried to run him over

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