• Watch: K-9 helps catch Dunnellon man who beat woman with mop, deputies say

    By: Kelly Healey

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    MARION COUNTY, Fla. - A Marion County Sheriff’s Office K-9 named “Robo” helped take down a Dunnellon man accused of domestic battery, deputies said.

     

    Deputy Tim Fretts and Robo tracked Quintine Austin, 35, who was hiding in a wooded area, after he allegedly beat a woman with a mop handle and kicked her in the head several times before running away, deputies said.  

     

    Watch video of the take down below:

     

     

    Austin went to the victim’s home on NW Gainesville Road in Ocala Saturday. The pair got into an argument, before Austin beat the victim, deputies said. The victim suffered a skull fracture and was hospitalized, authorities said.

    Austin was arrested on battery, obstruction of justice and criminal mischief charges, deputies said.  

    Deputy Tim Fretts and K-9 Robo tracked Quintine Austin, 35, who was hiding in a wooded area.
    Marion County Sheriff's Office
    Robo tracked Quintine Austin, 35, who was hiding in a wooded area, after he allegedly beat a woman with a mop handle and kicked her in the head several times before running away, deputies said.
    Marion County Sheriff's Office


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