A 22-year-old Weirsdale man with a prior domestic battery conviction was arrested after a pregnant woman accused him of shoving her to the ground and damaging her vehicle.
On Wednesday, Marion County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to an area near the intersection of S Highway 25 and SE Sunset Harbor Road in Weirdsdale due to reports of a physical altercation. A witness had informed MCSO that a man, later identified as Kyron Bobby Jones, had grabbed the female victim’s arm and was acting aggressively, according to the arrest report.
An MCSO deputy arrived on scene at a residence located in the 16000 block of S Highway 25 and observed Jones entering the home. The female victim was also located, and she was covered in dirt and appeared to be upset, according to the MCSO report.
The victim told the deputy that Jones had intentionally damaged her car by cracking the windshield, smashing the driver’s side window, and kicking the vehicle’s gearshift, taillights, front bumper, and doors.
During the incident, the victim advised that Jones had grabbed her by the arm and shoved her to the ground. He also allegedly armed himself with a large stick and raised it towards her as though he was going to strike her stomach, though he “stopped himself,” according to the MCSO report.
The victim informed the deputy that Jones is aware that she is pregnant.
The MCSO report stated that the victim had redness on the right side of her forehead, scratch marks on her left hand and wrist, a dirt mark on her left bicep, and her shirt was wet/soiled.
Dents were observed on the exterior doors of the victim’s car, along with a broken gearshift and cracked windshield. The damages to the vehicle were estimated at $4,000, according to the MCSO report.
Another deputy was at the incident location and made contact with Jones. After being read his Miranda rights, Jones denied that any physical altercation had occurred. He told the deputy that the victim had given him a ride home from court.
A criminal history search of Jones revealed that he was previously convicted of domestic battery causing bodily harm in Marion County in September 2021, and that case had involved the same victim, according to the MCSO report.
Jones was arrested and transported to Marion County Jail where he is currently being held without bond. He is facing felony charges for aggravated battery on a pregnant victim, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon without intent to kill, and criminal mischief with property damage of $1,000 or more.
A court date has not been scheduled yet, according to jail records.