Hawthorne woman accused of killing boyfriend had violent past, records show

Published: Monday, August 26, 2013 at 9:41 p.m.
Last Modified: Monday, August 26, 2013 at 9:41 p.m.

The 52-year old Hawthorne woman who Alachua County deputies say stabbed her live-in boyfriend to death on Saturday, had a lengthy history of violence documented by the Sheriff’s Office, accumulating more than 30 incident reports, including battery on an Sheriff’s Office deputy in 2009.

Most of the records involved domestic batteries against other family members and people from prior relationships, Sgt. Brandon Kutner said.

On Saturday, when deputies arrived at the home Claudia Bunch Dallas shared with her 64-year old partner, Roger Henderson, at 6818 SE 215th St., they had to use K-9s to retrieve her from a back bedroom.

Henderson had been found by a friend on the floor of the home with multiple stab wounds in pools of blood.

This was the second time Dallas had been uncooperative with the Sheriff’s Office as they investigated a death in a home where she lived.

On Nov. 29, 2009, Dallas reportedly attacked deputies responding to a call about the death of her brother, Clarence Bunch, at the home he shared with Dallas. Law enforcement would later determine there was no foul play or trauma to Clarence Bunch.

Dallas accused deputies of killing her brother and then threatened one deputy, saying, “There’s going to be an incident today ... you gonna die today if you don’t get outta my house.”

As another deputy stepped in to place Dallas under arrest, she reportedly struck him in the face with her hand and continued to fight the arrest. Dallas had to be hit with a Taser stun gun numerous times in order to complete the arrest.

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