[PHOTO CREDIT: Lake County Sheriff’s Office]
[Original Publish Date: 03/06/20]
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MOUNT DORA, Florida — A man is facing a charge of battery on a person over 65 after he was accused of pushing a woman down at Mount Dora’s Martin Luther King Center.
According to an arrest affidavit, the victim arrived at the MLK Center, 803 Florida Avenue, Mount Dora around 4 a.m. Friday to pick up food from the food pantry. Henry Lee Gamble, 46, of Mount Dora arrived and took the sign-up book from the victim.
“[Gamble] became angry, ripped the sign-up sheet from the book and threw the sign-up sheet on the ground,” the affidavit states. Gamble allegedly then argued with the victim and forcefully pushed her to the ground. A witness confirmed the victim’s story to police and Gamble was contacted and questioned at his home.
Gamble told police he did argue with the victim, but never touched her, according to the affidavit. Gamble was arrested and taken to the Lake County Jail, where he is being held on $2,000 bond.
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