An Ocala woman with a checkered legal past was arrested last week after a Marion County Sheriff’s deputy responded to a domestic disturbance call.
Toni Gongora, 46, said she called 911 because the victim allegedly lost his temper and pushed her. The deputy who responded said he detected a strong odor of intoxicating beverages emitting from Gongora as she spoke, according to the sheriff’s office report.
Gongora told the deputy that she “possibly” threw a knife that was in a basket due to the victim walking towards her and yelling aggressively. When the deputy asked Gongora if she was afraid he was going to hurt her, she said she was not.
The victim told the deputy he upset with Gongora because she was intoxicated. He said he told family members that she was drunk and Gongora became upset. They started to argue, and the victim said Gongora allegedly threw a black kitchen knife at him, the report says.
After the victim told officers he was in fear that Gongora would harm him with the knife, she was placed under arrest and transported to the Marion County Jail, where she was charged with aggravated assault. She was being held on $5,000 bond and is due in court Feb. 23 at 9 a.m. to answer to the charge, jail records show.