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Friday, July 23, 2021

Ocala man out on bond commits second battery on same victim

An Ocala man was charged with battery after a woman claimed he threw her phone on the roof of her home and choked her against his truck.

Marion County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to the home on June 8 in reference to a battery where they located 23-year-old Cody Tinkham walking away from the incident location.

Ocala man out on bond commits second battery on same victim
Cody Ryan Tinkham

After speaking with Tinkham, deputies arrived at the incident location where the victim reported that she and Tinkham were in an argument that turned physical.

The victim explained that Tinkham took her phone and threw it out of a window and into the yard, before beating her to it and throwing it on the roof.

The victim claims she tried to retrieve a car seat and diapers from Tinkham’s truck before he left, but that he pushed her up against the front of the truck, grabbed her around the neck, and then kicked her in the stomach after which she fell to the ground.

Tinkham left the home but the victim said he returned ten minutes later and retrieved the phone from the roof. The victim claimed he threw the phone at her and screamed profanities at her.

A neighbor claimed she heard the victim and Tinkham arguing and when he came outside to observe the fight, he saw Tinkham hit the victim. He also reported he observed Tinkham return later and get something from the roof, the report stated.

According to the report, a background check revealed Tinkham is currently out on bond for domestic battery for the same victim and violated his pretrial release condition.

Tinkham was arrested and transported to the Marion County Jail with a bond set at $4,000. Tinkham was charged with two charges of battery and a domestic violence conditional release violation. A court date is set for July 7 at 1 p.m., jail records show.