Deputies: Man arrested after leaving knot on woman's head


Published: Tuesday, July 9, 2013 at 10:33 a.m.
Last Modified: Tuesday, July 9, 2013 at 4:48 p.m.

Deputies arrested a Gainesville man after a woman he was intimately involved with told officials he battered her.

Rama Terrill Thomas, 45, was booked into the Alachua County jail early Monday morning on charges of domestic battery, according to an arrest report by the Alachua County Sheriff's Office.

Deputies gave this account:

At about 11:45 p.m. Sunday, the 44-year-old victim sent a text message to her daughter saying Thomas "put knots on my head" and had called her names.

The text message also told the daughter not to come to Thomas' home because it would make matters worse.

"I just want some1 2 know in case he beat me 2 death & kill me," the woman said in the message, according to the report.

The daughter then called the Alachua County Sheriff's Office and asked for deputies to check on her mother.

The report states the victim initially was hesitant to speak with the deputy who arrived at the home but eventually explained that Thomas had grabbed her by the hair, bashed her face into a soap dispenser and threw her against a wall.

The woman said the same thing happened a few days before after Thomas accused her of cheating, according to the report.

She also told the deputy that earlier on Sunday evening, Thomas had thrown a candle at her face but missed, thrown a newspaper in her face and punched the TV in the bedroom several times, breaking it.

The deputy reported that the victim had a knot in the middle of her forehead.

Thomas denied physically harming the woman. He was taken to the Alachua County jail, where he remained Tuesday in lieu of $25,000 bond.

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