Ocala, Florida — On March 16, 2014 Deputy Rath responded to the 14400 block of E HWY 25 in reference to a disturbance.
Upon arrival, Deputy Rath made contact with the victim whom stated that her boyfriend and father of her three children had abused her.
The victim said she was outside talking to her friend for quite some time. The victim stated the when she (the victim) returned to inside her home, her boyfriend begin yelling at her for staying outside to long.
According to reports, Abbot yelled to the three children and ordered them to their room. The victim said that once the children closed their bedroom door, Abbot shoved her (the victim) up against the wall and placed his forearm against her throat.
The victim told Deputy Rath that she tried to tell Abbot to stop but she could not breath, therefore she could not speak. The victim stated that the incident went on for approximately one minute, and once she was able to break free she ran toward the front door.
According to reports, as she was running toward the front door Abbot grabbed her by the back of her shirt, jerking the victim in a backwards motion and ripping her shirt.
The victim was finally able to make her way outside, at which time she began screaming for help.
Someone heard the screams and immediately dialed 911.
Abbot reportedly ran out of the house with two of the children, jumped in his vehicle and fled the area.
Deputy Rath stated that while he (Rath) was on the scene, Abbot called numerous times. Deputy Rath stated that Abbot was advised to return to the area, at which time Abbot said,”F**k you, I ain’t coming back.”
Deputy Rath informed Abbot of the charges he could be facing, to which Abbot replied,”I do not care and I am not coming back.” Abbot then hung up on Deputy Rath, according to reports.
A warrant was issued for the arrest of Timothy Abbot and on March 20, 2014 he was booked into the Marion County Jail. He was charged with Felony Battery – Domestic Battery by Strangulation.
He was released on March 21, 2014 on $5,000 bond.
An unnamed source told Ocala Post that the children could hear the struggle as it was taking place.