Gainesville woman arrested for attacking pregnant woman at Archer Road Circle K


GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Jennifer Marie Guthrie, 40, was arrested this morning and charged with aggravated battery on a pregnant woman and resisting arrest after allegedly shoving and punching a woman at the Circle K at 3525 SW 34th Street.

A Gainesville Police Department officer reported that Guthrie ran toward the pregnant woman, shoved her into a door, and punched her several times in the face and head. Guthrie also allegedly kicked open the door of the officer’s patrol vehicle as it was being opened for her when she arrived at the jail; she also allegedly tried to pull away from the officer.

Surveillance video reportedly showed Guthrie attacking the victim.

Post Miranda, Guthrie reportedly said the victim had been harassing her for weeks and denied attacking the victim.

Guthrie has five felony convictions and eleven misdemeanor convictions. She has served two state prison terms and was most recently released in 2012. She was arrested in October for destroying a front yard and was released on her own recognizance. A sworn complaint was also filed against her today for allegedly taking 8 items worth $113 from the Butler Plaza Walmart on December 21. Judge Susan Miller-Jones set bail at $50,000.

Articles about arrests are based on reports from law enforcement agencies. The charges listed are taken from the arrest report and/or court records and are only accusations. All suspects are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. 

  • She needs to put down like a stray cat. She wants to act like a rabid animal, treat her like one.

    If city & county leaders don’t want them in their yards, why would they think we would want them in ours?

    • If that’s the kind of justice you prefer, then this country isn’t for you. Maybe try Afghanistan, saw a lot of your kind of justice when I was there. Or even Saudi Arabia.

      Just a couple suggestions.

      • You’re definitely in the right place if this is the type you want messing up our space.
        You sound like one of those liberals who are so good at criticizing the human rights in our country but fall silent when it comes to those you’ve mentioned. Maybe you’ve got stock in Nike?

        • Lmao, where did I say any of that? I certainly don’t want them put down like an animal.

          You sound like one of those conservatives who have never left our country and know nothing about the rest of the world. But God forbid we hold ourselves to a higher standard than places like Afghanistan and Saudi Arabia, right?

          You sit on your or phone and anonymously judge people out of context who are down on their luck, suggesting we should just put them out of their misery instead of actually trying to help our own people. Help comes in the form of incarceration, too, btw. Screw it, just kill em, right?

          I have no idea what happened to this country but this isn’t the same people that I spent over two years fighting wars for. I know that much. Lost the best friends I’ll ever have and some of the best years of my life and now gotta watch a country and people waging war on themselves over the most ridiculous, meaningless difference ever, like politics or status or race and religion.

          It’s sad, we are so much better than this. Or used to be, at least.

          • Just because you’re down on your luck doesn’t give you the right to assault a pregnant woman. How many chances has she had? How many opportunities and yet this is how she treats others. If she takes it to the next level and kills someone then what? It’s ridiculous how unthankful people are for 2nd, 3rd & 4th chances, my family isn’t worth that risk.

            I’m sorry for the loss of your friends and I’ve been here, there and back again numerous times so I can appreciate the sacrifice you’ve given to this country. When you’re riding on a weapon that has within it more destructive force than all the bombs dropped during WW II hoping that “call” never happens. Where did we devolve? Who knows but we can’t continue to fall deeper into the abyss. Lock her up? She’s been there and done that too. Obviously didn’t work. Even after she assaulted the woman she reacted violently to LEOs. You’re right, we used to be better than this. You don’t have to stand up for everything but you have to stand up for something.

            Said it before and I’ll say it again, you can’t fix what, or who, doesn’t want to be.

    • Stray cats should NOT be put down. They need to be spayed or neutered and allowed to live. This creep either needs to be locked up in a looney bin for the rest of her sorry life OR put out of our misery, aka put down.

  • WTF don’t judge and DA grow a few brain cells? Are they being bribed by GRACE and Meridian lawyer-donors or satanic temple worshippers Wokeville?

  • Lawyer-donors of GRACE and Meridian are keeping people like her in a college town. There’s nothing more cruel.

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