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Tuesday, November 22, 2022

Ocala man jailed after allegedly battering woman, fleeing from MCSO deputy

The Marion County Sheriff’s Office recently arrested a 42-year-old Ocala man after he was accused of battering a woman and fleeing from several deputies.

On Monday, an MCSO deputy responded to a residence in Marion County in reference to a sex offender verification that was being conducted on Adam Acevedo. Upon arrival, the female victim approached the deputy and advised that Acevedo had been physically and verbally abusive since he got out of jail last month.

Adam Acevedo
Adam Acevedo

The victim stated that Acevedo was arrested on October 11 after she had alleged that he had battered her. She told the deputy that she dropped the charges and Acevedo was released from jail two days later.

Since Acevedo had returned home, the victim advised that he had battered her every day by shoving her or twisting her arm. According to the victim, Acevedo also repeatedly told her that she was a “cop caller,” and he regularly called her several expletives.

While speaking with the deputy, the victim recalled several incidents involving Acevedo. She stated that on one occasion, Acevedo grabbed her by the face and dug his nails into the left side of her nose. She did not have any pictures of the injury, but the deputy noted in the MCSO report that a scar was visible on the left side of her nose that was consistent with her statement.

During another incident, the victim advised that Acevedo had grabbed and twisted her right arm. According to the victim, a recent surgical procedure had been performed on that arm, which Acevedo was aware of, and the incident was painful. 

The victim also detailed a third incident when Acevedo allegedly slapped her with an open hand on the right side of her neck. She showed the deputy a timestamped photograph that was taken on November 15 at 1:28 a.m., and the deputy observed a large red mark on the right side of her neck that was consistent with being slapped.

The victim stated that her child had witnessed many of these incidents. The deputy interviewed the child separately, and the child’s account of the events matched the victim’s statements, according to the MCSO report.

A criminal history search of Acevedo revealed that he had a prior conviction for battery in Hernando County in 2011.

The deputy attempted to contact Acevedo over the phone but was unsuccessful. Later in the deputy’s shift, the victim called to advise that Acevedo had returned home. When the deputy returned to the residence, the victim was outside and advised that Acevedo had stated that he would run if law enforcement attempted to arrest him.

The deputy made contact with Acevedo, and he agreed to come outside. While his Miranda rights were being read, Acevedo ran away from the deputy on foot. According to the MCSO report, Acevedo ignored the deputy’s verbal commands to stop, and the deputy lost sight of him near Poplar Road.

Additional MCSO units arrived on scene and established a perimeter. An MCSO corporal and deputy trainee located Acevedo as he was running into the woods near the intersection of Poplar Road and Baseline Road. After verbal instructions to stop were ignored, the deputy trainee successfully deployed an electronic disabling device and Acevedo was detained, according to the MCSO report.

Acevedo was arrested, transported to Marion County Jail, and he is currently being held without bond due to his status as a registered sexual offender. He is facing a felony charge for battery (second or subsequent offense) and a misdemeanor charge for resisting a law enforcement officer without violence.

A court date has been scheduled on Tuesday, December 27 at 9 a.m., according to jail records.