A 60-year-old Dunnellon man was arrested for aggravated assault after he allegedly grabbed a pistol and threatened to kill a woman and her dog.
On Friday, September 8, two Marion County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a local residence in reference to a domestic disturbance. Upon arrival, they made contact with the male suspect, identified in the MCSO report as Julio Oscar Acevedo, who claimed that nothing had happened inside the home other than a verbal altercation.
The deputies then made contact with the female victim, and she stated that she had gotten into an argument with Acevedo over “past situations.” She advised that Acevedo began yelling at her, and she went into her bedroom with her dog and locked the door, according to the MCSO report.
The victim stated that Acevedo used a small screwdriver to gain entry into the bedroom, and he began yelling at her. According to the victim’s statement in the report, her dog began barking at Acevedo, which caused him to exit the bedroom, and she quickly locked the door behind him. Moments later, Acevedo returned to the door and opened it with the same tool.
The victim told the deputies that Acevedo proceeded to grab a firearm, identified in the report as a black Glock 43x 9mm pistol, and she stated that Acevedo began threatening to kill her and her dog. She told the deputies that she had a video recording of the incident.
In the MCSO report, one of the deputies noted that the video footage showed Acevedo and the victim arguing inside a bedroom. Acevedo was observed holding a black pistol at his side while telling the victim that she was “going to die.”
The deputy noted that Acevedo then loaded the pistol with several rounds of ammunition and placed the firearm on a nearby table. He then continued to make threatening statements that included, “I’ll be enjoying the rest of my (expletive) life in prison, but guess what (expletive), I will (expletive) love every (expletive) minute knowing I blew your (expletive) head off and you ain’t going to do this to nobody again in your life (expletive).”
Acevedo was observed on the footage telling the victim that he wanted her “out of his life and his house.” He then told the victim, “You deserve to be dead, you deserve to be (expletive) six feet under the (expletive) ground,” according to the MCSO report.
The deputy noted that Acevedo was observed exiting the bedroom, and the victim locked the door behind him. When Acevedo returned to the door, he proceeded to remove the doorknob so the victim was unable to lock it again.
After speaking with the victim, the deputies returned to Acevedo. He told the deputies that he never threatened the victim with a firearm. He claimed that he only threatened the dog because it was “acting aggressive towards him,” according to the MCSO report.
Acevedo was arrested and transported to Marion County Jail where he is currently being held without bond. He is facing felony charges for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon without intent to kill and using or displaying a firearm during the commission of a felony.
A court date has been scheduled at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, October 10, according to jail records.