Woman with baby shows up at Villager’s doorstep after suffering bloody nose

John David Newell

A woman carrying a baby showed up at a Villager’s doorstep after suffering a bloody nose during an alleged altercation with the baby’s father.

The woman had been with 21-year-old John David Newell on Friday evening at the Circle K at 3 LaGrande Blvd. on the Historic Side of The Villages when they got into an argument, according to an arrest report from the Lady Lake Police Department. Newell allegedly broke the woman’s phone during the argument.

The couple was walking on Lester Drive when the woman told Newell he would need to buy her a new phone. Newell became “agitated” and punched the woman in the face, leaving her with a bloody nose.

John David Newell was arrested at his home at 1701 Hilton Head Blvd.

She returned to Newell’s home at 1701 Hilton Head Blvd., where she retrieved their baby and fled to a neighbor’s house. Newell told police he “did not realize how hard he had hit” the woman.

Newell was arrested on a charge of domestic battery. He was booked at the Lake County Jail and released after posting $5,000 bond.

In 2016, Newell was arrested after damaging his uncle’s golf cart, also on the Historic Side of The Villages.