Villager arrested at his home after allegedly threatening woman at golf course

Eugene Guyton

A Villager was arrested at his home after allegedly threatening a woman at the Southern Star Executive Golf Course.

Eugene Linwood Guyton, 72, of the Village of Santo Domingo, had been golfing Saturday morning and his party was taking up the entire golf cart path, according to an arrest report from the Sumter County Sheriff’s Office.

Another husband and wife who were golfing “needed to clear the path” and drove around Guyton’s party.

That couple was then in the parking lot when Guyton drove up in his golf cart. He asked the man if he “wanted to talk about what happened on the golf course.” The man said he did not. His wife walked over to Guyton, but he swore at her and pushed her in the chest. He then raised his hand with a closed fist and attempted to hit her, the report said. She backed away in fear of being struck.

The report described Guyton as six feet four inches tall and weighing 225 pounds and the woman as five feet seven inches tall and weighing 120 pounds.

When deputies arrived at the golf course, Guyton was gone. Witnesses described what they had seen.

Deputies went to Guyton’s home at 1703 Enrique Drive. The Cleveland, Ohio native admitted to the argument and driving his golf cart to the parking lot. However, he claimed the woman approached him in an “aggressive manner” and he was afraid she was going to strike him.

He was arrested on a charge of battery and booked at the Sumter County Detention Center. He was released after posting $1,000 bond.