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Monday, January 24, 2022

Citra man arrested after allegedly attacking woman, stealing her cellphone

A 35-year-old Citra man was arrested after allegedly attacking a woman during two separate incidents and stealing her cellphone.

On Monday, a Marion County Sheriff’s Office deputy responded to the Circle K Gas Station at 13002 NE Jacksonville Road in Citra in reference to battery and grand theft.

A female victim stated that she was in an altercation with Wallace Gilmore.

Citra man allegedly cut woman with knife punched her stole her cellphone
Wallace Gilmore

The victim stated that Gilmore was upset with her over a dog breeding business that they are involved in together. She started to record him on her cellphone, and he allegedly used his chest to bump her to the ground.

Gilmore then allegedly grabbed her phone and punched her in the face multiple times.

According to the MCSO report, the deputy observed red swelling underneath and around both of the victim’s eyes. Red marks were also visible around her neck and near her collarbone.

The deputy noticed a large scar on the left side of the victim’s face. She told the deputy that on Friday, October 1 at around midnight, she had gotten into an argument with Gilmore in her front yard.

She stated that Gilmore attacked her with a knife and cut the left side of her face. He then allegedly dragged her through the yard by her face and arms, and she recalled being punched in the face repeatedly.

The victim mentioned that her phone has pictures of the incident that show the injuries she sustained during the incident on October 1. She told the deputy that she did not contact law enforcement at the time because she believed that Gilmore would kill her if she called 911.

On Tuesday, multiple MCSO deputies responded to a Marion County residence in search of Gilmore. The deputies had received an anonymous tip that he was last seen running westbound from the residence.

A K-9 deputy searching the area located Gilmore inside a thick wooded area and apprehended him. Gilmore was transported to Advent Health to receive medical treatment for a dog bite.

He was later arrested and transported to Marion County jail where he is currently being held without bond.

He is facing felony charges for aggravated battery, grand theft, and fleeing and eluding a law enforcement officer. A court date has been scheduled at 9 a.m. on January 4, 2022, according to jail records.