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27-year-old Ocala man jailed after lady friend tells deputies of violent attack

Brandon Vencent Brady

An Ocala man found himself behind bars recently after denying any problems with his lady friend after a 911 call came from his home.

Brandon Vencent Brady, 27, told Marion County sheriff’s deputies that he and a female victim had been in a verbal altercation and that she had left the residence on N.E. 77th Street with her mother, a sheriff’s office report states.

A short time later, the victim and her mother returned to the residence and told deputies they were afraid that Brady could be suicidal. Brady denied wanting to hurt himself and said the victim “always says he is to get him Baker Acted,” the report says.

The victim told deputies that Brady grabbed her by the arms, threw her down on the floor, got on top of her and started calling her names. She claimed Brady held her down and spit in her face and when she told him she wasn’t afraid of him, he hit her in he face with a closed fist, the report says.

Deputies observed the victim to have bruising on her arms and a red mark on the left side of her face. She said that once she was able to get an arm free, she hit Brady while trying to defend herself, according to the report.

Brady was then placed under arrest and transported to the Marion County Jail, where he was charged with battery (causing bodily harm). He was released Friday on $2,500 bond and is due in court May 4 at 9:30 a.m. to answer to the charge, jail records show.

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