Woman arrested for aggravated battery with a deadly weapon after allegedly intentionally hitting woman with a car at convenience store


GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Mariana Castillo, 29, was arrested early this morning after allegedly intentionally hitting another woman with her car at a Circle K on Archer Road.

The victim reportedly told an Alachua County Sheriff’s Deputy that she was outside the store awaiting her daughter around 2:00 a.m. when Castillo came out of the store yelling at the victim. Castillo allegedly threw a water bottle at the victim’s car and continued to yell at her. The victim said she approached the front of Castillo’s car, standing between the car and the curb, and then Castillo allegedly put the car in drive and drove her car into the victim, causing her knees to buckle backward.

Castillo was later arrested at her home and charged with aggravated battery with a deadly weapon. She has a juvenile history and was described as intoxicated at the time of the arrest. She was released on her own recognizance with a requirement for a substance abuse evaluation.

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  • I keep reading report after reports of numerous serious situations.
    The National Stress level is taking it’s toll. G’ville’s criminal activity is extremely high. Stay safe all LEO types it’s not looking good out there.

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