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Friday, December 2, 2022

Deputies arrest Ocklawaha woman accused of beating man with broom and running over his bike

Abigail Marie Kerwood

An unemployed Ocklawaha woman was arrested Monday on domestic battery charges despite the alleged victim refusing to speak with law enforcement.

Marion County deputies were dispatched to a home on SE 130th Place at noon Sunday after a woman called to report a violent altercation. She said she watched 27-year-old Abigail Marie Kerwood get upset at a man after he broke a vase. The woman said Kerwood hit the man with a broom several times, then threw his bicycle down on the driveway and ran over it with her car, a sheriff’s office report states.

The deputy noted in his report that a bicycle in the front yard near the driveway had a bent rim, “consistent with being run over with a vehicle.”

The alleged victim told the deputy he didn’t want to speak with him “and incriminate anyone.” He said he didn’t need medical attention and the deputy noted that he didn’t see any obvious injuries on the man.

On Monday, a deputy made contact with Kerwood at her home. After she was read her rights and agreed that she understood them, Kerwood denied hitting the man with a broom. She also said the witness was lying “because she is crazy.”

Kerwood was transported to the Marion County Jail and held on $500 bond. She is due to appear in a Marion County courtroom Aug. 24 at 8 a.m.

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