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.
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.