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Thursday, January 19, 2023

Ocala woman arrested after threatening juveniles with gun

An Ocala woman was arrested after a victim and his friend claimed she pointed a gun and threatened them.

According to the victim, he and another friend went into the house where he lives on May 23 and while there, they were approached by 59-year-old Rebecca Wood. The victim claimed while they were a distance away, Wood stated she would shoot them while pointing a tan pistol in their direction, according to the sheriff’s report.

Rebecca Ann Wood
Rebecca Ann Wood

According to Wood, when she woke up and checked her camera she discovered someone going into her brother and sister-in-law’s home across the street. Wood confirmed she told the victim and his friend to leave but denied ever having a firearm with her, according to the report.

Officers say that video surveillance from the home security system showed Wood holding a handgun in her right hand as she was following the two juveniles off the porch, according to the report.

Wood was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon without intent to kill and was placed under arrest. She was transported to the Marion County Jail and her bond was set at $2,000.