A Florida man was charged with a felony count of menacing by stalking and felonious assault following a Saturday domestic incident that reportedly sent his live-in girlfriend to the hospital.
Marco A. Rivera, 35, of Port Richey, Fla., who has been residing on Holly Drive in Lakeview, was lodged in the Logan County Jail after the incident reported about 1:30 a.m.
Dispatchers of the Logan County Sheriff’s Office received a third-party call regarding at domestic dispute at the Lakeview address.
Upon arrival at the scene, deputies found that there were physical signs of a struggle, including a piece of the door frame laying on the porch and pop cans and shoes that had been thrown on the road outside the home.
When deputies announced their presence, they said lights were turned off inside the home. Based upon the evidence of a struggle and concern for the victim’s safety after other recent domestic violence reports, deputies made entry into the home.
Rivera was located inside the home, and deputies said he was intoxicated. The victim was not located inside the home, but deputies observed a trash can containing rags with fresh blood and also blood on the front door.
The defendant said the damage to the door was old and he would not detail were the victim was. He was placed under arrest and transported to the jail.
Dispatchers were able to reach the victim by phone and confirmed that she was no longer inside the home. Deputies canvassed the area for her, and she eventually agreed to come back to her residence. Deputies observed that the victim had sustained an injury to her shoulder and she was transported by squad to Mary Rutan Hospital.