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Wednesday, July 21, 2021

Ocala man arrested for allegedly attacking woman, breaking car windows

An Ocala man with two previous battery convictions was arrested on a third charge after allegedly attacking a woman, pushing her down the stairs, and breaking out the windows of her vehicle with a shovel.

On June 19 a Marion County Sheriff’s deputy responded to SW 45th Place in reference to a battery.

The defendant, 55-year-old Vincent Odom, said he was in an argument with the victim when she told him she was going to stay at her son’s house. Odom said he was going to have another woman stay with him and claims the victim responded by jumping on him. He denied putting his hands on her and only admitted to pushing her when she jumped on him, according to the sheriff’s report.

The deputy reported he observed a bag of medication in Odom’s hand.

The victim had several injuries to her including a bloody arm and a red bloodshot eye. According to the victim, she was going to stay with her boss until Odom leaves. The victim said she was going to have her son stay at the home while the other girl came over. The victim said she left to go to work and Odom followed her. The victim claims he knocked her down and started hitting her. The victim claims he pushed her down the stairs and started punching her again. The victim claims Odom picked up a shovel and broke out the windows of the vehicle, the report stated.

A criminal history check revealed Odom has two prior convictions of battery.

Odom was arrested and transported to the Marion County Jail with a bond set at $7,000. He is charged with battery, damage to property and obstructing justice.