Archer man arrested for slamming woman’s head into the ground at Wawa


GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Stevenson Obrien Shaw, 56, of Archer, was arrested yesterday after allegedly slamming a woman’s head into the concrete at the Wawa on NW 13th Street.

Gainesville Police Department responded to a call at 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, reporting that Shaw had slammed the victim’s head on the concrete in the parking lot of the Wawa at 2305 NW 13th Street. Officers determined that Shaw had driven the victim from Trenton to Gainesville to give plasma. After the victim finished giving plasma, she began looking for Shaw’s car in the parking lot, then walked toward Wawa, where she and Shaw began to argue.

The victim told officers that she agreed to pay Shaw $20 for driving her to Gainesville and that he said, “You played me.” The victim said Shaw punched her twice in the face, then grabbed her face and slammed her head into his car and the concrete parking surface twice. A witness reportedly corroborated the victim’s account.

An Alachua County Sheriff’s Deputy who made contact with the victim said he observed blood on the back of her shirt and a gash on her head that would require stitches.

Shaw has eight local felony convictions, along with an unknown number of out-of-county convictions. He most recently pleaded nolo contendere to two counts of cocaine possession in 2019 and served 90 days in the Alachua County Jail. He has been charged with felony battery in this case and is being held on $15,000 bail.

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  • Sounds like Wawa may need to hire security guards. Might help with the infestation plaguing Gainesville.

  • Should of stayed behind bars to start with. Plaque to the community and obviously an immense danger.

  • If she indeed said that she would pay him and didn’t; she deserved it. Plain and simple.

    • Gilbert…wonder if we can enact the same retribution to political entities who promise us things but don’t?

    • NOBODY deserves to be sent to the hospital over 20 stinking dollars!

  • EIGHT!! prior felony convictions and he’s still out committing violence. The REAL people being played here are us and the people playing us are the usual suspects. The DAs office, soft on crime judges. Vote their asses out!

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