Florida Woman Arrested Accused Of Battering Elderly Family Member, Babysitting Her Kids, Because She Asked When She Was Coming Home So She Could Take Her Medication

A Florida woman is accused of battering an elderly family member who was babysitting her kids because she asked her when she was coming home so she could take her medication.

Sidney Nicole Parker, 39, was charged with domestic battery on a person 65 years of age or older after the incident, which happened at her residence on SE 69th Lane. The relationship between Parker and the victim was redacted from the Marion County Sheriff’s Office arrest affidavit.

The victim came to the sheriff’s South Multi-District Office and told the deputy that between 10 and 11 the previous night, she and Parker got into a verbal argument that became physical. She said she was watching Parker’s children when she texted Parker at around 9:30 asking when he would be home so she could take her medicine, according to the report.

The victim said Parker returned home and started an argument about having to come home early. The victim said she was sitting in a recliner chair in front of the fireplace, and when she stood up, Parker pushed her back towards the fireplace, causing her to fall. She said Parker picked her up by the hair and started slapping her, the report said.

The victim said she went across the room to get her keys so she could leave, and Parker grabbed her by the hair again and continued slapping her. She said she started going out the door when Parker grabbed her by the hair and pushed her out, causing her to fall down, according to the report.

The deputy observed the victim had a black eye that was bruised and her hair was matted and tangled from where the victim had grabbed her. The victim also provided a bag of hair that was tangled in a hair tie that was ripped out of her hair by Parker, the report said.

Interviewed by the deputy at her home, Parker said she and the victim only got into a verbal argument and the victim fell while leaving. After being read her Miranda warning, Parker said the argument was over her having to leave her support group early. She said she never laid a hand on the victim and that she never pushed her down, grabbed her hair or slapped her. Parker said the victim fell while walking out the front door but did not know how she got the black eye, according to the report.

Parker was taken to the Marion County Jail, where she was released on her own recognizance. 

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