Homeless man arrested for throwing brick through window, then attacking woman

Staff report

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Eugene Tavorrous Scott, Jr., 46, was arrested on May 13 and charged with firing a brick into a dwelling, aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, and property damage over $200 after allegedly throwing a brick through a window and then attacking the resident of the apartment with a piece of concrete when she tried to flee to a friend’s apartment.

An Alachua County Sheriff’s Deputy responded to the apartment in Holly Heights at about 6:45 p.m. on March 28, where the victim reportedly said Scott had thrown a brick through her rear window. The deputy noted that Scott and the victim have a history of disagreements, and several reports have been filed after altercations between the two.

The victim said she went to a friend’s apartment after the incident and that Scott attacked her on the way with a piece of concrete, hitting her repeatedly in the head. The deputy noted that the victim had a laceration on the side of her head, with blood running down her face.

The victim identified her attacker as Eugene Scott and said he is a friend of her boyfriend’s; she said he uses a wheelchair but doesn’t need it because he has full use of his legs. She also said he is homeless, so she didn’t know where he could be found. A sworn complaint was filed, and a warrant for Scott’s arrest was issued on April 4.

Scott has a juvenile criminal history, 28 felony convictions (none violent), and 16 misdemeanor convictions (none violent). He has served seven state prison sentences for charges out of Alachua and Orange Counties, with his most recent release in 2018. Judge George Wright set bail at $155,000.

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. 

  • When will the citizens of Gainesville and Alaucha County get tired of being victimized? They need to do two things 1 get a gun learn how to use it then defend yourself 2 vote these idiots out of office that thinks market place is a good idea then pass laws to encourage the homeless to go elsewhere

  • Here’s a question.

    If he was charged with “aggravated battery with a deadly weapon,” if the victim would have shot him and killed him, would she have been charged?

    We know how some jurisdictions would flip this so I thought it appropriate to ask. Inquiring minds want to know. 🤔

    • Under the Florida SYG law if she was in fear of her life she would have been legally justified in shooting him

      • It isn’t “Stand Your Ground” (no duty to retreat) which applies. In fact, pre-SYG there was no duty to retreat in one’s home. The question asked is whether the imminent commission of a forcible felony (aggravated battery) can provide justification for the use of deadly force. It can be, independent of whether someone reasonably believes it necessary to use deadly force because they fear imminent death or great bodily harm. “Fear” (or panic) for one’s life isn’t actually sufficient. One must have an honest belief in impending harm, and that belief must be objectively reasonable.

        • In my old military days the use of deadly force was authorized to prevent the theft or destruction of nuclear weapons as well.
          As such, saw a diver climb up the turtle back and proceeded to be knocked silly by an alert A-Ganger with a 3′ crescent wrench.
          The diver wasn’t happy but the captain was.

  • More ‘lows’ from our favorite section 8 crime breeding complex….yep…that would be Holly ‘Heights’.

  • Another one that prison has not and will not fix. A bullet is the only way to stop him.

  • Again another person with 28 felony convictions, 16 misdemeanor convictions and served 7 prison sentences. Plus juvenile criminal history. He is only 46 years old. He has probably committed some crime almost yearly for his entire life. One would wonder why he is walking the streets. The simple thing would be lock him up for life. But here in Wokeville it’s someone else who is at fault for his actions. Not him he is just misunderstood. Everyday its gets worse.

  • First of all the story that they have on is no we’re near to what really happin I lived out there and she attacked him she was telling people that she was going to beat his ass that she fight men he just didn’t attack her for no reason she provoked him and attack him first he was trying to avoid her but she kept following him and attack him so that was the reaction of it sh had been looking for troukd with him 3 days

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