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Man Put Woman’s Head in Vat of Tar and Choked Her at Gunpoint

A Florida man with prior felony convictions is facing charges after reportedly getting into a domestic dispute and forcing the alleged victim’s head into a vat of oil before choking her.

On July 20, a man from Rosewood, Florida, who is a convicted felon was at his home when he and a woman he was with began to argue. The dispute intensified, and the fight allegedly became violent.

The man allegedly grabbed the woman and submerged her head in a vat holding an oily substance. The Sheriff’s Office press release described the gunk as a “tar-like substance” used to treat clam and oyster bags.

The woman, who was badly injured by the chemicals, was allegedly held at gunpoint by the man. While he pointed the piece at her, he reportedly put his hand around her throat and constricted her breathing until she nearly lost consciousness.

The authorities were notified about a possible domestic violence situation, and deputies from the Levy County Sheriff’s Office went to the home to investigate.

When they arrived, it was reported that the deputies noticed the woman had injuries consistent with the events described in the statements she and one of her friends gave about the incident. The alleged victim was taken to a local hospital for treatment of chemical burns on her face and arms purported to have been caused by the tar-like substance.

The man was placed under arrest and booked into the Levy County Detention Center. He is facing charges for suspicion of aggravated battery, aggravated assault with a firearm, and four counts of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. He is being held in lieu of a $550,000 bond.

It was reported that the investigation is still ongoing.

If you or someone you love is suspected of a criminal offense, contact Orange County criminal defense lawyer Staycie R. Sena at (949) 477-8088 for a consultation now.

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