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Ocala woman punches police officer during hospital visit

A 62-year-old Ocala woman was arrested after punching a police officer during a hospital visit.

On Wednesday, November 17, an Ocala Police Department officer arrived at the intersection of SE 16th Avenue and E Fort King Street in Ocala in response to a verbal altercation.

The officer met Susan Ann Kelley, and she stated that her friends had been living with her for over a week. She was traveling with those friends inside her vehicle when an argument ensued, and she accused them of stealing food from her refrigerator.

Ocala woman punches police officer after handcuffs removed
Susan Ann Kelley

According to the OPD report, one of the friends removed the keys from her vehicle and threw them out the window at the SE 16th Avenue and E Fort King Street intersection. This caused a shouting match and one of the friends called 9-1-1.

A criminal background check on Kelley revealed an active warrant out of Volusia county for burglary of an unoccupied dwelling.

Kelley was arrested and she began complaining about chest pains. Paramedics arrived and transported her to Ocala Regional Medical Center.

Doctors requested that the handcuffs be removed, and while the officer complied, Kelley punched the officer in the shoulder multiple times.

While the doctors restrained Kelley, the officer once again secured her inside the handcuffs.

After being released from ORMC, Kelley was transported to Marion County Jail where she is currently being held on $10,000 bond.

She faces a felony charge for battery of a police officer. A court date has been scheduled on December 21 at 9 a.m., according to jail records.