Sunday, February 21, 2021
67.4 F
Ocala

Tangle over ‘weed’ money lands 49-year-old Ocala woman behind bars

A 49-year-old Ocala woman was arrested recently after an elderly victim claimed she hit her in the head three times while seeking money to buy “weed.”

The 67-year-old victim said Dawn Marie Schroeder struck her after she refused to give her money to purchase the drug. She said Schroeder followed her to her room and “delivered three closed fist strikes” to the back of her head, the report says, adding that Schroeder also broke a white dish.

Dawn Marie Schroeder

A sheriff’s deputy felt the back of the victim’s head and confirmed a raised area, as well as the broken dish in a side room. The victim’s brother said Schroeder wanted money to purchase beer and became angry when they wouldn’t give her any, the report says.

Deputies spoke with Schroeder and she claimed the victim broke the plate. She was then placed under arrest and transported to the Marion County Jail, where she was charged with battery on a person 65 years of age or older. She was being held on $5,000 bond and is due in court March 9 at 9 a.m., jail records show.

Schroeder also was arrested in September 2018 when Marion County sheriff’s deputies responded to a 911 hang-up call and found a red-faced female senior citizen on the bathroom floor of an Ocala home, bleeding from a large cut near her left eye. The woman began to cry and eventually claimed that that Schroeder had “struck her numerous times and pushed her to the floor during an argument,” a sheriff’s office report states.

Photos in Ocala, Florida

Crime

Ocala man behind bars for shooting near elementary school with classes in session

An 18-year-old Ocala man was jailed Thursday night in connection with a shooting that took place last year near an Ocala elementary school – while classes were in session.

Marion sheriff searching for thieves connected to car burglaries and recent shooting

Marion County sheriff’s detectives are seeking help in identifying vehicle burglars involved in a recent shooting.

Umatilla woman charged with DUI after drinking at Big Scrub

An Umatilla woman was arrested on a DUI charge Monday night after drinking at a bar near the Big Scrub Campground in the Ocala National Forest.

Ocala woman jailed after “whopping” man who had her phone

An Ocala woman was arrested after admitting she “whopped” a man in the back of the head while retrieving the cell phone he took away from her during a domestic spat.

Business

Craft Cuisine falls victim to pandemic, forced to close doors

Craft Cuisine was forced to close its doors last month amidst the global pandemic that has forced the closures of a multitude of businesses in Ocala.

Ocala police chief: ‘Marijuana legalization will produce more violent crime in Ocala’

The chief of the Ocala Police Department believes the legalization of marijuana will produce more violent crime in the city of Ocala.

CareerSource Citrus Levy Marion offering live workshops via Zoom platform

CareerSource Citrus Levy Marion will resume live employability workshops beginning Monday, Jan. 11 with Job Specific Resume Development.

World Equestrian Center coined ‘Disney World of Horse Industry’ by Marion County Chairman

The Marion County Commission Chairman coined the new World Equestrian Center as the "Disney World of the horse industry" recently.

Subscribe for email updates

* indicates required

Headlines

Health inspector shuts Ocala fast-food eatery over roach and food temperature issues

A popular Ocala fast-food eatery was shut down recently after a health inspector cited 11 violations – the most egregious of which involved roach excrement and food temperature issues.

Ocala man behind bars for shooting near elementary school with classes in session

An 18-year-old Ocala man was jailed Thursday night in connection with a shooting that took place last year near an Ocala elementary school – while classes were in session.

Marion sheriff searching for thieves connected to car burglaries and recent shooting

Marion County sheriff’s detectives are seeking help in identifying vehicle burglars involved in a recent shooting.

20 more local COVID-19 deaths as outbreak hits staff at Coleman federal prison

The local death toll from COVID-19 continued to rise at a rapid rate Saturday as the federal prison in Coleman reported a significant number of cases of the fast-spreading virus among staff members.

More headlines