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Ormond Beach Observer Saturday, Sep. 29, 2012 5 years ago

Ormond Beach man assaults disabled roommate, attempts to intimidate deputy

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Michael Shannon tired to intimidate a Volusia County Sheriff's Deputy after he was arrested for assaulting the disabled man he lived with.

BY MATT MENCARINI | STAFF WRITER

An Ormond Beach man became confrontational and uncooperative after he was arrested for aggravated assault Thursday, Sept. 27.

Michael Shannon, 54, beat the 36-year-old disabled man he lives with and later attempted to intimidate the Volusia County Sheriff’s deputy who arrested him, according to the report.

Shannon was detained after the deputy arrived on scene and found the victim had “a large laceration above his left eye and several small ones on his head,” the report said.

The victim, who is paralyzed on his left side as the result of a stroke, also complained of neck discomfort and being disoriented.

According to the report, once the deputy detained Shannon, he started shouting profanities, became uncooperative and began ranting about politics and being the victim’s caregiver.

Shannon was transported to the Volusia County Branch Jail where he continued his erratic behavior and made aggressive statements to the deputy, using her first name.

Correction officers were then called to the scene to help detain Shannon, who, according to the report, was staring the deputy “in the face while making an angry face and breathing hard in an attempt to intermediate her.”

He then pointed his finger in the deputy’s face from a close distance and said “I got you, you made a big mistake.”

The victim was transported to the hospital for further evaluation and, according to the report, suffered most of his injuries to his paralyzed left side.

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