Gainesville man charged with attacking woman who was riding her bike home from work


GAINESVILLE, FLA. – Dayne Tyler Baucom, 30, was arrested late last night after allegedly attacking a woman as she rode her bike home from work.

A Gainesville Police Department (GPD) officer responded to multiple calls about a battery in the 1000 block of SW 16th Avenue at 11:23 p.m., where the victim reported that she’d had multiple encounters with Baucom over the past few months, but the previous incidents had not escalated to the level of violence. She told the officer that as she was riding her bike home from work, Baucom got in her way and was yelling at her and calling her names. She said that as she attempted to walk by him, he shoved her and punched her multiple times with a closed fist. She was treated by EMS on scene for minor injuries. A witness reportedly saw the incident and confirmed the victim’s account.

Post Miranda, Baucom reportedly admitted that he’d had previous altercations with the victim over the past few months and admitted to approaching the victim first in this incident, calling her names, and getting in her face. At first, he reportedly said the incident was purely verbal; he later said the victim pushed him first, but he was reportedly unable to advise where on his body she had pushed him. He reportedly admitted to pushing the victim to defend himself but denied punching her.

Baucom has been charged with simple battery and is being held on $5,000 bail, although he may be released on his own recognizance if he meets criteria for electronic GPS monitoring.

Baucom was previously arrested on May 4, 2022, when a GPD officer responded to noise complaints and determined that Baucom was causing the disturbance. That officer reported that when he tried to approach Baucom, Baucom kept riding away on his scooter, ignoring commands to stop, and the officer eventually arrested him for resisting arrest without violence. Baucom was released on $5,000 bail, and the charges were dropped on May 18.

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  • Sounds like more people in Gainesville needs to start carrying a gun and use the SYG law put a stop to these stupid idiots once and for all

    • That would include Mr. Baucom carrying as well. Maybe he will kill the cyclist next time.

      • The chances of a criminal carrying is always present. What that law does is protect the law abiding citizen from becoming a criminal for leveling the playing field

  • He looks seriously disturbed. Another crazy person who decided to come HERE from out of state (Georgia). Like they say, birds of a feather flock together.

  • 5,000 dollar bond White people get away with murder literally!!!!!

    • Lorenzo
      I not sure it’s because he is white or the Judges and DAs in Alaucha County are trying to be like California no one she have a high bond
      But I do agree with you it’s way too low

    • Go to Atlanta Black Star and read where a black woman pushed two men off a boat into a lake. Both men drowned and the woman was sentenced to one year in jail and 9 years probation. What do you say about that ?

  • This guy is a dangerous nutjob who is going to eventually hurt someone seriously. If I were her I’d get a concealed weapon license and start carrying.

  • The article states in part, …” is being held on $5,000 bail, although he may be released on his own recognizance if he meets criteria for electronic GPS monitoring”. The GPS is a great location device. So, it will give the Police an accurate location on the idiot as he is beating some other or the same victim again. That’s a big help in crime prevention. You must be kidding !!

  • Anyone thinking that FL SYG Law is appropriate:

    A person who is not engaged in an unlawful activity, and who is attacked in any other place where he or she has a right to be has no duty to retreat and has the right to stand his or her ground and meet force with force, including deadly force if he or she reasonably believes it is necessary to do so to prevent death or great bodily harm to himself or herself or another or to prevent the commission of a forcible felony.

    F.S. §776.013(3)

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