An Ocala man was arrested after a victim claimed he threatened to kill her and her dog during a verbal argument.
A Marion County Sheriff’s deputy responded to a call about a verbal disturbance on June 8, where a victim claimed 35-year-old Jacob Newcome threatened her twice in the same day.
The victim reported that she and Newcome were arguing about her dog when he stated he was going to kill her and the dog. The victim also claimed Newcome said he was going to burn the house down before law enforcement arrived, according to the sheriff’s report.
The victim claimed the argument sparked once again later in the day and Newcome threatened to kill her and the dog again. The victim said her friend stood by her for protection. The witness claimed she heard the argument and the threat. The witness claimed it was not the first time it has happened and that he overheard the victim yell “Do not push me like that,” according to the report.
The victim claimed Newcome “bowed up to her” and “bumped” her with his chest, revealed the report. Newcome confirmed he and the victim were arguing but denied ever threatening her, the report stated.
Newcome was arrested and transported to the Marion County Jail with a bond set at $10,000. He was charged with assault on a person 65 years of age or older. A court date is set for July 13 at 9 a.m., jail records show.