Man, 23, back in jail within hours after spat over clothes
Published: Tuesday, January 18, 2011 at 9:39 a.m.
Last Modified: Tuesday, January 18, 2011 at 10:27 p.m.
A 23-year-old man with a criminal history left the Alachua County jail on bond Monday and was back there within a few hours.
Deputies said the man fought with his sister over clothing he left with her during his most recent stint behind bars.
According to the Alachua County Sheriff’s Office, Jared Elijah Hawkins, 23, of Lithia, was arrested earlier Saturday on the charge of failing to appear in court in a case of driving without a license.
He was released from jail Monday and went to his sister’s Newberry home to pick up his clothing.
Deputies said the siblings got into an argument that ended when Hawkins broke into his sister’s locked bedroom and began rifling through her closet.
The sister told deputies that she was struggling with Hawkins over a jacket when he hit her in the face, bruising her lip.
Hawkins was arrested around 12:45 a.m. Tuesday on charges of burglary and battery and taken back to the jail.
Alachua County court records show Hawkins has been arrested 10 times on charges ranging from writing bad checks to attempted murder but has been convicted in only two cases.
According to the Florida Department of Corrections, Hawkins served a year in prison after being convicted of 2005 Levy County burglary and grand theft charges and served another year for a 2008 Alachua County larceny conviction.
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