BY JENNIFER CABRERA
Mary Anne Tracey, 23, was arrested yesterday after her father said she had pushed him out of his wheel chair, causing him to hit his head on a car in the garage.
The 911 call from an anonymous party said that a father and daughter were arguing outside their home. The responding Alachua County Sheriff’s Deputy reported that the father was bleeding from an abrasion on his head and said his daughter had attacked him. The father said they had been arguing in the garage when she began hitting him and then pushed him out of his wheel chair, causing him to fall into a car and injure his head.
The deputy reported that during the conversation with the father, the garage door opened, and Tracey could be seen standing in the doorway to the home. She was asked to come out of the garage, but she refused and tried to close the garage door. An object in the path of the door caused it to reverse instead of closing. The report says that Tracey told the deputy, “If you come in here, I will stand my ground,” and she then opened the rear passenger door of the car in the garage. Believing she was attempting to arm herself, the deputy Tased her and arrested her.
Tracey has been charged with abuse of an elderly or disabled adult and is being held on $30,000 bail.
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.