A Leesburg woman was arrested on a charge of battery after allegedly grabbing a man by the throat and hitting him with a stick during an argument.
Police responded to an undisclosed Leesburg residence regarding a battery at 5:54 p.m. Monday, according to an arrest report from the Leesburg Police Department. The caller advised that 40-year-old Tukyshia Kimberlee Newsome had struck him.
Upon arrival, the officer spoke to the male victim. He stated there was a disagreement over child discipline between him and Newsome, and she became aggressive and began screaming at him. Newsome then grabbed him by the throat and pushed him, the report said.
The victim told an unidentified person to go inside the house, and Newsome again grabbed him by the throat and pushed him to the ground. She picked up a light stick from the ground and struck him with it on his arm, leaving a minor laceration, the report said.
The victim pushed Newsome away in an attempt to defend himself, and she subsequently picked up a hammer and swung it toward him. After he called law enforcement, Newsome ran away from the residence. He further explained that she had schizophrenia and had not been taking her medication, the report said.
Newsome was later found at 2229 South Street and arrested on charge of simple battery (domestic). She was transported to the Lake County Jail with bond set at $500.