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Boyfriend’s jealousy leads to woman’s arrest

Lakia Rosas
Lakia Rosas

A boyfriend’s jealousy sparked an argument which escalated into a fight resulting in the arrest of his girlfriend.

Leesburg police officers were dispatched to an apartment located on Park Circle in Leesburg early Tuesday morning to investigate a report of a domestic battery involving a pistol.

Officers met a man at that location who said he had confronted 28-year-old Lakia Rosas regarding the father of her children coming over to the residence. The man making the report said he and Rosas have been in a romantic relationship for 15 months and living together for a year.

The man said she told him she would get another boyfriend and she became violent when he said he would also pursue a new romantic interest. She began to hit and scratch the man, according to the arrest report. He grabbed her arms and held onto her so she could not continue to hit him.

He said she then followed him into the bedroom where she pulled out her pistol, pointed it down and said she was going to kill him. She then dropped the gun as she was attempting to grab him. He picked up the gun and ejected the magazine from the weapon. She then spit on him as he fled the residence. As he was leaving he believed she damaged his car. The officer’s report noted that he saw several scratches on the man’s body and spit on his clothing. The officer also observed a flat tire on the victim’s car which it was claimed that Rosas had punctured.

The officer spoke with Rosas who claimed they were arguing and that the man had attacked her. She said that the man had choked her so severely that she could not breathe. She then stated that he had taken her pistol and racked the gun back having put a round inside the gun’s chamber. She then said that the man pointed the weapon in her face and threatened to kill her and that she was going to call the police and tell them what he had done.

The officer did not observe any marks on Rosas’ neck or body which would support her allegations. When the officer examined the pistol, no round was in the firing chamber. The officer concluded that the man was the victim of domestic battery and placed Rosas under arrest. She was booked on $1,000 bond at the Lake County Jail.

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