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Wednesday, November 16, 2022

Ocala man arrested after shattering windows, breaking appliances inside ex-boyfriend’s apartment

A 37-year-old Ocala man was arrested by the Marion County Sheriff’s Office after he admitted to breaking windows, sliding glass doors, toilets, and multiple appliances inside his ex-boyfriend’s apartment.

On Tuesday, a Marion County Sheriff’s Office deputy responded to an apartment located in the 5400 block of SE 30th Place in Ocala in reference to a reported disturbance. Prior to the deputy’s arrival, the male victim had contacted MCSO to advise that his ex-boyfriend, Daniel Aubrey Tucker, was damaging items inside the apartment.

Daniel Aubrey Tucker
Daniel Aubrey Tucker

The victim stated that he had been in a relationship with Tucker for the past two months, and Tucker would occasionally spend the night at the victim’s apartment during that time.

Earlier in the day, the victim advised that he told Tucker to leave the apartment since he was ending their relationship. According to the victim, Tucker began destroying multiple items inside the residence. After Tucker overturned a television in the living room, the victim stated that he left the apartment to avoid any further conflict.

Upon arrival at the incident location, the deputy made contact with Tucker outside the apartment. He made a statement to the deputy that law enforcement must have arrived because he “tore up” the apartment.

Tucker admitted to the deputy that he broke several items inside the apartment, including windows, a sliding glass door, toilets, and appliances. While he claimed that he lived at the incident location and has resided there for the past two months, he admitted that his name is not on the lease agreement and his mail is not delivered to the apartment.

According to Tucker, all his belongings were inside of a small box on the front porch because he was planning on moving out. He advised that he had a key to the apartment.

The deputy entered the victim’s apartment to observe the damages. In the MCSO report, the deputy noted that both sliding glass doors were broken, a large flat-screen TV was broken, several light fixtures were broken throughout the apartment, the toilets in both bathrooms had been smashed and were leaking water, every window in the apartment was shattered, the toaster and microwave were broken, and the plumbing was “ripped out of the kitchen sink.”

The MCSO report stated that the initial damages were estimated by the apartment building’s property management company to be over $1,000, though an exact quote was unavailable since the building’s maintenance staff had not yet inspected the damages to the unit.

Tucker was arrested and transported to Marion County Jail where he is currently being held on $2,000 bond. He is facing a felony charge for criminal mischief with property damage of $1,000 or more.

A court date has not been scheduled yet, according to jail records.