A 50-year-old Ocala man was arrested after being accused of pushing a female victim to the ground and striking her multiple times in the face with an object.
On Sunday, shortly after 7:10 a.m., a Marion County Sheriff’s Office deputy responded to a local residence in reference to a domestic disturbance. Upon arrival, the deputy met with the female victim who was exiting the home.
According to the MCSO report, the victim’s face and shirt were covered with blood. She also had a laceration on her forehead that was actively bleeding, and the deputy noted in the report that it would require stitches.
The victim told the deputy that Louie Bueno Elumba had been staying at the residence with her, and the incident began in the living room with a verbal argument. She stated that Elumba began yelling at her and approached her in an aggressive manner.
The victim advised that she was afraid, and she threw a ceramic plate in Elumba’s direction to “keep him away from her.” She told the deputy that Elumba continued to approach her, pushed her to the ground, and he allegedly began striking her multiple times with an unknown black object while she was on her back.
While Elumba was allegedly striking the victim, she stated that she screamed for help. Shortly afterward, she stated that he left the residence.
The deputy entered the living room and observed blood on the carpet, wall, coffee table, and kitchen counter. On the floor, less than two feet from the blood on the carpet, the deputy spotted a black folding pocketknife. A trash can full of garbage was also nearby, but it did not appear to be disturbed.
Another MCSO deputy located Elumba in a vehicle several miles from the residence. A traffic stop was conducted in the 1800 block of NW 16th Avenue and Elumba was detained.
The initial deputy arrived at the location of the traffic stop. Elumba was already in handcuffs and the deputy escorted him inside an MCSO patrol car for an interview.
Elumba advised that the argument with the victim was regarding his drug usage. When the victim threw the ceramic plate at him, he claimed that the victim fell backwards onto the floor.
The deputy asked about the victim’s facial injuries, and Elumba claimed that she was holding a trash bag full of glass in her arms when she fell. He told the deputy that the “broken glass in the bag” cut the victim’s face.
Elumba denied that any physical altercation occurred. The deputy noted in the report that there was blood on the front of Elumba’s shorts.
A glass smoking pipe was located in Elumba’s pocket during a pat-down search. His vehicle was also searched, and a yellow metal container filled with a white crystal substance was located. The substance field-tested positive for methamphetamine.
Elumba was arrested and transported to Marion County Jail where he is currently being held on $3,000 bond. He is facing felony charges for aggravated battery and possession of a controlled substance without a prescription, along with a misdemeanor charge for possession of drug paraphernalia.
A court date has not been scheduled yet, according to jail records.