Man arrested after woman tossed to the ground in front of juvenile daughter

Jason Anthony Perez

An Ocala man was arrested Sunday morning after an altercation broke out at a home on SE 88th Street.

Jason Anthony Perez, 35, came to the house and was banging on the door and yelling. The woman who lives at the home said she answered the door and Perez continued to yell at her. The woman said as the argument continued in front of the house, Perez “grabbed her by the neck and threw her to the ground,” according to a Marion County Sheriff’s Office report.

The woman said Perez threw her down several times and she spit on him. She said the confrontation finally ended and he left her house.

The report notes that the deputy saw multiple bright red finger scratches on the left side of the woman’s neck, bruising on the inside of her upper left arm and a swollen spot on her wrist. The woman said Perez caused the injuries, the report says.

Deputies also spoke with the woman’s juvenile daughter, who said she didn’t initially see the incident but heard the verbal altercation. The daughter said she came outside to see what was happening and saw Perez shove her mother to the ground.

Deputies then went to Perez’s house, located at 36 Oak Circle. He denied touching the woman and said she spit on him, the report says.

Perez was taken into custody and transported to the Marion County Jail, where he was charged with domestic battery. He was released Monday night on $1,000 bond and is due in court July 24.

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