Gainesville man accused of throwing cinderblock pieces at window near infant’s crib


Marvin Eron Sheffield, 53, was arrested yesterday afternoon after allegedly throwing cinderblocks and a tree branch at a window near an infant’s crib.

Sheffield, who had moved out of the home two months previously, reportedly arrived at the home yesterday at about 10:20 a.m. with the stated purpose of retrieving some paperwork. The victim said he tried to open the front door from the outside, and she grabbed the doorknob and said he could not come inside. He then reportedly moved his truck from the driveway to the street and got out.

The victim then said she picked up a five-month-old child and and went outside to see what he was doing. She reported to a Gainesville Police Department officer that Sheffield picked up a cinderblock and smashed it on the road, breaking it into pieces. He then allegedly threw a piece of the cinderblock toward the victim and the baby, which she said made her fear for her life. She said she then ran inside and toward the back of the home, where another child was sleeping. Sheffield allegedly threw three more cinderblock pieces at the front of the victim’s home and then allegedly grabbed a large tree branch and threw it at a front window; Sheffield allegedly knew that the infant’s crib was under that window. Sheffield then reportedly left the area.

The officer reported that the front window was shattered, and broken cinderblock pieces were caught in a curtain.

Sheffield has been charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon without intent to kill, three counts of firing a missile into a dwelling, and child abuse without great bodily harm. He is being held on $350,000 bail.

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