A Leesburg woman was arrested nearly a month after getting into a physical altercation with her child’s father’s girlfriend over a washer and dryer.
Leesburg police arrested Jasmine Nicole Wilburn, 28, early Tuesday in connection with the incident, which happened June 13 in Fruitland Park. On that day, a Fruitland Park police officer responded to the residence in reference to a possible burglary, according to the affidavit of probable cause filed in Lake County Court.
The female victim told the officer she and her friend were inside the home preparing to leave when they heard a faint knock on the front door, followed by the front door opening. The victim overheard her friend speaking with Wilburn, so entered the room with them, the affidavit said.
The victim said Wilburn moved out of the residence in December 2021. There had been a significant amount of negativity between the two of them as well as between Wilburn and the victim’s boyfriend, as he and Wilburn have a child in common. The victim said Wilburn was neither invited nor allowed into the residence, the affidavit said.
The victim called her boyfriend to confirm that Wilburn was not invited to the residence, and he told her she was not. While the victim was talking with her boyfriend, Wilburn said she came to collect some of her belongings. She then informed the victim she would return later in the afternoon for the washer and dryer, the affidavit said.
The victim told Wilburn to leave, as she had entered without an invitation, and Wilburn became aggressive, telling the victim to stay out of her business or she would beat her up. Wilburn tried to step towards the victim, but the victim’s friend blocked her off and stood between them. Wilburn left the residence, still advising she would return later for the washer and dryer, the affidavit said.
The affidavit noted the washer and dryer Wilburn claimed to be returning for did not belong to her. She was booked at the Leesburg police station on charges of assault and trespassing at an occupied structure. Wilborn was taken to the Lake County Jail, where she was ultimately released after posting $1,500 bond.