[PHOTO CREDIT: Lake County Sheriff’s Office]
[Original Publish Date: 10/08/20]L
TAVARES, Florida — A man accused of attacking his significant other in December 2019 and shooting at her two days later, was transferred to the Lake County Jail late last month from a jail in New York and has already bonded out, according to official records.
Timothy Glenn Winford, 38, of Paisley was transported to Tavares Sept. 29, from Chautauqua County Jail in Mayville, New York on a warrant for multiple charges stemming from two violent incidents in 2019.
According to a probable cause affidavit, the victim told the Lake County Sheriff’s Office Winford was punching, kicking and choking her during a “severe fight” on Dec. 22, 2019. The altercation woke the woman’s two children and her teenage son yelled at Winford to “stop hurting my mommy.” Winford chased the boy into his bedroom in Paisley and after the boy shut the door, Winford is alleged to have kicked it in and hit the boy. Winford claims the just threw a sandwich at him, the affidavit states.
The children left the home and the fight between Winford and their mother continued. Winford allegedly forced the woman into handcuffs with a threat to kill her and she eventually escaped after Winford passed out.
Two days later — on Christmas Eve — the victim and two acquaintances, including a 15-year-old boy, were headed to a store when Winford confronted her in the middle of a residential street in Paisley. The victim reportedly revved her engine in attempt to get Winford to move and he jumped on the hood and shot through her windshield, barely missing her and striking the backseat near where the 15-year-old boy was sitting. A 20-year-old front seat passenger also could have been struck, the LCSO detective noted in the affidavit.
Winford fled the scene and LCSO was unable to locate him until he was picked up in New York. It is unclear how long he was in custody in New York, the Chautauqua County Jail only lists currently incarcerated inmates online.
Winford was transported to LCJ Sept. 29 to face numerous charges, including three counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, false imprisonment and domestic battery. He was released Sept. 30 on $21,000 bond.
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