[PHOTO CREDIT: Lake County Sheriff’s Office]
[Original Publish Date: 11/23/20]
ASTOR, Florida — A woman described by a deputy as “clearly intoxicated, very animated and argumentative” is accused of battering her boyfriend, spitting in that Lake County Sheriff’s deputy’s face and threatening to have his wife and children raped and murdered, is facing a quartet of felony charges, according to an arrest affidavit.
Shortly after 2:30 p.m. Sunday LCSO responded to a 9-1-1 call from Gena Mae Corum’s boyfriend, who said she hit him in the face and pushed him down some stairs. He attempted to escape Corum while he was on the phone with a dispatcher and she pursued him but fled before deputies arrived.
The victim, who suffers from a traumatic brain injury, was bleeding from his left knee and shaken up, the arresting deputy noted in the affidavit. The victim said the couple were at a friend’s house and Corum was “rapidly consuming shots of liquor.” The victim asked her to slow down due to her recent health diagnosis and they began arguing. They left the friend’s house and returned to the home they share, where the argument continued and Corum is alleged to have slapped the victim in the face twice.
The victim left the home and Corum kicked him down the patio stairs, causing him to fall several feet to the concrete, the affidavit alleges. Corum chased the victim down Alleycat Road and then returned to the home and began destroying the inside of the home before fleeing.
Corum, 48, was found by additional LCSO deputies at another home in Astor and when a deputy attempted to take her into custody, she pulled away and became combative, jerking away and trying to kick the deputy. She was placed in a patrol vehicle and spat in the arresting deputy’s face, according to the affidavit.
On the ride to the Lake County Jail, she said she would kill the victim when she got out of jail and then began threatening the deputy’s family. According to the affidavit, she said she would stalk the deputy, find his children and wife, rape and murder them and then send photos to the deputy; and she continually told the deputy to let her go.
When they arrived at LCJ, Corum continued to resist and be combative and was placed in a spit mask and a restraint chair. She was charged with domestic battery, battery on a law enforcement officer, resisting with violence and threats to a public servant. She is being held on $35,000 bond.
Our Editor-in-Chief, Marilyn M. Aciego, began writing for Lake Legal News in 2010. Born and raised in Lake County, she is a graduate of Umatilla High School and Lake-Sumter State College. She started her journalism career at LSSC, where she was editor of both student publications, The Angler and The Odyssey. Her professional career began at the Daily Commercial in 2004 where she covered cops and courts the majority of her time there until she left in 2009. Currently, along with being Editor-in-Chief of Lake Legal News, she is the Florida bureau chief for an international media organization. She has made more than two dozen appearances on live national television, including Nancy Grace and the Greta Van Susteren show, along with her appearance on Evil Twins. Contact her with breaking news, tips, and feedback by sending an e-mail to 352Tips@gmail.com. You can also contact us on our Facebook page — and make sure you “Like” and “Follow us” there. [PHOTO CREDIT: Bonnie Whicher]