Homeless woman adds five counts of battery on law enforcement while being arrested for burglary with battery


Peggy Elerby, 35, was arrested yesterday morning and charged with one felony count of burglary with battery and five counts of battery on a law enforcement officer. Elerby’s address is listed as GRACE Marketplace.

According to the arrest report, Elerby was invited into a home overnight on Wednesday night but was asked to leave at about 8:00 a.m. Thursday morning. She allegedly refused to leave and engaged in a verbal argument, eventually ending up outside the screened porch; at one point, she allegedly used her body to break the screen door off its hinges. She then allegedly hit a resident of the home in the face.

After an Alachua County Sheriff’s deputy arrived and detained Elerby, she allegedly kicked the deputy in the leg, then kicked the deputy in the face. The deputy placed her in a rip hobble to keep her from further kicking, and during that process, she allegedly tried to bite another deputy who was assisting. Inside the patrol vehicle, Elerby allegedly spit on the deputy’s leg through the center partition; she then escaped the rip hobble and allegedly began kicking the partition. After arriving at the jail, staff assisted with getting Elerby out of the patrol vehicle, and she allegedly spit on the deputy two more times.

Her First Appearance order notes that she refused an interview at the jail (“violent”), refused to go to First Appearance, is on probation from a recent felony adjudication, and has an active warrant out of Georgia. She was arrested in November of 2021 for hitting and cutting two other homeless people, but those charges were eventually dropped. She is being held on $300,000 bail.

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  • “According to the arrest report, Elerby was invited into a home overnight on Wednesday night”

    These are undisclosed location reports in an Alachua County of 969 square miles?

  • You have to wonder if the cops ever think about dropping them off in the middle of the Ocala National Forest instead of taking them to jail.

    • Other counties and their Jails send their releases
      Felons and vagrants here to receive Alachua county
      Benefits from Grace Marketplace.

  • All this crime from people receiving benefits from
    Grace. If we get rid of Grace, will the crime go away
    Too? “build it and they will come”.

      • I saw one of those ID’s the other day…the guy was from El Salvador. The plan is open boarders, end world hunger, house all the homeless, universal basic income, stop changing weather, tag you so your picked up by wi-fi and do away with cash….sorry Peabody, they want you to have
        Nothing and be happy. World commi shangrila. Oh,
        Do away with private property rights, take away the
        2nd amendment and destroy the US constitution….
        “You will not be able to engage in commerce without the mark”…facial recognition, social justice, and The
        Devil AI your artificial god.

        • Gotta give up your car, beef, and drive an electric
          Vehicle too.. no fossil fuel, regulate CO2 emissions. Zero waste, face masks, shots, quarantines… global totalitarianism. Total control
          And enslavement of the planet by government.

    • I think Texas did that a few weeks ago and sent a
      Hound full of illegals from there to DC so Brandon
      Could see..

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