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Marion County Sheriff's reports

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Man arrested after alleged attack on former girlfriend

By The Staff

An Ocala man was arrested after he allegedly attacked a former girlfriend in her home and stole her cell phone.

A deputy responded to the home on Southwest 55th Avenue because of an open phone line to 911. The calltaker advised they could hear a disturbance in the background.

The victim told the deputy that Kenneth James Purter, 42, had accused her of talking to other men. The couple broke up a couple of months ago.

He entered the house with a key, she said, and broke a house phone, according to the report. She said she tried to hide her cell phone, but he called the number to find out where it was, then took it. She tried to give another house phone to a juvenile in the house, but he stopped her from doing that.

He then left, but was later stopped by another deputy. He was accused of residential burglary, petit theft, simple domestic battery, and tampering with a victim/witness. The report said he was also being investigated for DUI.

A Belleview woman was accused of retail petit theft after she allegedly took women’s clothing items from Beall’s. Rachel O. Faunce, 35, was arrested after the incident.