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Police Report - May 21, 2009

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By The Staff

Man reportedly batters

a woman on S.R. 200

On May 13, a witness called the Marion County Sheriff’s Office in reference to a battery on S.R. 200. The man reported the driver and passenger appeared to be fighting over an object. The witness reported that he saw the man put the woman in a headlock and slapped her head several times, according to a sheriff’s report.

A deputy stopped the 2002 Pontiac at the intersection of County Road 484 and S.R. 200. After receiving consent to search the vehicle, the deputy found 9.5 grams of cocaine, 5 grams of crack cocaine, .5 grams of xanax, 2 grams of 10 mg. oxycodone, 11 grams of hydrocodone 7.5 MG and .5 grams of viagra, according to a sheriff’s report.

Billy Franklin Steele, 47, of Hernando, was arrested and charged with simple domestic battery and possession of cocaine, xanax, oxycodone and hydrocodone. The woman, 25, from Inglis, was arrested and charged with possession of cocaine, xanax, oxycodone and hydrocodone. They were both taken to the Marion County Jail.

Loaded gun taken

from Ford truck

Sometime between May 9 and May 12, a semi-automatic handgun was stolen from an unlocked Ford F350 truck, according to a sheriff’s report. The fully loaded gun was valued at $300.