An Ocala man was arrested last week after he allegedly battered a juvenile because he was late for school.
A Marion County sheriff’s deputy responded April 15 to Liberty Middle School, 4773 SW 95th St., and spoke with the victim and h is mother. The victim said at around 8:30 that morning, 55-year-old John E. Beebe started yelling at him for waking up late for school, according to the sheriff’s office report.
The victim said he started getting ready in his room and Beebe continued yelling at from the living room for not being ready. He said Beebe then entered his room and pushed him onto his bed. The victim said Beebe then grabbed his foot and dragged him across his room and tried to drag him to the vehicle to go to school, the report said.
The victim said he grabbed the door and kicked Beebe in the stomach to get him to let go. He said he stood up and Beebe started pushing him back into his room and onto his bed. The victim said Beebe slapped his right shoulder while yelling at him about not being ready to go to school, according to the report.
The victim said he pushed Beebe to get away from him, but Beebe pushed him multiple times onto the bed. He said he managed to stand up and Beebe pushed him, causing him to trip over his backpack and his head on his bench press. The victim said Beebe then left his room, the report said.
The victim and his mother said Beebe has been verbally and physically abusive to them for 10 years. The deputy observed a small red lump underneath the victim’s hair on the left side of his head, according to the report.
Interviewed by the deputy at his home, Beebe said the victim never wants to go to school and he tried to grab him by the arms to get him to school. He said the victim then started charging at him, trying to push him back, but was only bouncing off his chest. Beebe said one of the times the victim bounced off his chest, he tripped and hit his head on the bench press, the report said.
After being read his Miranda warning, Beebe did not have anything else to say. He was charged with simple domestic battery and taken to the Marion County Jail, He was released the next day on his own recognizance and will appear in Marion County Court on May 16.