Man allegedly 'bashed' woman's head 'against a tree' after bathroom trip wakes him up

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A Florida man was arrested after he allegedly “bashed” a woman’s head againist a tree stump when she woke him up while trying to go to the bathroom, according to authorities.

The Marion County Sheriff’s Office arrested and charged Eric Barr with domestic aggravated battery following the incident on Friday, the arrest affidavit states.

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Deputies who were on a routine patrol in the area responded to a report of a verbal disturbance at the Silver Springs State Park campsite and found the woman “extremely shaken up” with blood on her hands, arms and legs. She said she got into an argument with Barr and that the two had been drinking together.

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The victim showed the back of her head to deputies, revealing she was soaked in blood. Deputies on site then immediately requested medical treatment for the woman.

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“How could you do this to me?” the woman shouted at Barr, according to the arrest report.

She told deputies, initially, that Barr “hit me with a stump,” but then said she wasn’t “going to sugar coat it anymore,” and he actually “bashed her head against a stump,” the report said.

Authorities located a log with blood on it next to a liquor bottle.

After being read his Miranda Rights, Barr told deputies they had gone to bed at around 10 p.m. after drinking together. The woman had woken up to use the bathroom, which also woke him up.

Barr alleges he was in the tent when she hit her head and denied any part in the incident.

He was ultimately arrested and transported to the Marion County Jail and charged with domestic aggravated battery.

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