Ocala, Florida — Today, March 6, 2014, Timothy Leandrew Swinton, 31, of Ocala, was arrested.
On March 2, 2014 Deputy Rodriguez responded to the 6300 block of NW 57th Avenue,Ocala in response to a domestic disturbance.
After speaking with the victim, Deputy Rodriguez Made contact with Swinton while he was sitting on the back porch of the residence.
According to reports, Deputy Rodriguez grabbed Swinton’s wrist and informed him he was being placed under arrest for Domestic Battery, at which time Swinton pulled his arm away, got out of his chair and stood up. Swinton then said, “I didn’t do nothing for you to put your hands on me.” Deputy Rodriguez again attempted to grab Swinton’s arm but he shoved Deputy Rodriguez with both hands.
Deputy Rodriguez then radioed for backup.
Deputy Rodriguez grabbed Swinton’s left arm again, and this time he took his right forearm and hit Deputy Rodriguez in the mouth, knocking her to the ground.
Swinton then fled on foot.
Deputy Rodriguez gave chase but eventually lost sight of Swinton after he began to cut through yards, according to reports.
A short time later Lieutenant Turner arrived on the scene with his K9 and began tracking Swinton.
Witnesses stated that they had seen Swinton running through backyards and believe he was picked up by someone in a vehicle.
Swinton has been charged with Battery on a Law Enforcement Officer, Resisting Arrest With Violence and Domestic Battery. He is being held on a $15,000 bond.
Apparently Swinton could not take the heat. He turned himself in to authorities at approximately 9 a.m. this morning.