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Woman attacked by GRACE Marketplace resident outside The Standard

BY JENNIFER CABRERA

Jonathan David Shumen, 33, was arrested last night after a woman reported that she was attacked outside The Standard.

The victim reported that she was walking on the sidewalk when a man approached her and grabbed her shoulder. She said she screamed at him and he walked away, then walked back toward her and said he “rapes and kills girls.” She pepper-sprayed him, then he hit her in the face with an open hand and followed her as she fled. The victim had a video of the incident, and a witness corroborated her account.

Shumen, a resident of GRACE Marketplace, is known to law enforcement, and his First Appearance paperwork notes that he has mental health issues.

Shumen has a long list of recent charges. In November 2021, he was sentenced to 60 days in jail and a year of probation for a misdemeanor charge of indecent exposure of sexual organs. In October 2021, he was sentenced to 180 days in jail (with credit for 112 days served) on a felony burglary charge; both of those incidents happened in June 2021. He was sentenced to 6 months of probation in March 2021 after being arrested in September 2020 for assaulting a business owner on University Avenue. He has been trespassed from both the University of Florida and Santa Fe College’s Blount Center.

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. 

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  • I was assaulted by a neighbor that had moved in across the street from me two months earlier in July of 2020. He had also assaulted a man he had lured to his apt there that same evening on a dating app. Sound familiar? The police response was to let him go back into the community that night without even addressing the first assault with him and botched the assault investigation into my assault. He was eventually evicted from his apt and could be living next door to you right now. I’ve learned that until someone dies, GPD’s go to response is, “if we didn’t see it, it didn’t happen”. I no longer feel safe because of the wackos on the street and GPD’s inability to enforce the law. Gainesville is not a safe city.

  • After the incident on W university they only gave him 6 months probation?! This guy is scary. He used to frequent downtown and yell obscenities at us if we didn’t give him money or a cigarette. Then we see articles like this and realize he does actually hurt people. He’s not a small guy either. I hope they can come up with some way to control him. He seemed better for a while when I believe he had some medication but doesn’t seem to be getting any better.

    • GRACE Marketplace should tell him to hit the road and try his luck in some other community, at some other homeless shelter.

  • He is a repeat offender who seems to be escalating his illegal behavior. He needs real jail time to protect the public.

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