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Marianna man arrested for battering child, stealing vehicle

Posted at 3:31 AM, Mar 13, 2018
and last updated 2018-03-13 07:02:30-04

MARIANNA, Fla. (WTXL) - Police say a Marianna man forced his way into a residence, armed himself with a knife, and battered an adult and a small child before fleeing in a stolen vehicle.

Shawnest Ivey, 37, was stopped by a Jackson County deputy while riding in the victim's vehicle and arrested Sunday, according to a Marianna Police Department news release

Before leaving the residence within Pebble Hill Estates , Ivey threatened to commit bodily harm to the adult victim and used a kitchen pot to commit battery upon the victim and the victim's small child.

Ivey was transported to the Jackson County Correction Facility to await a first court appearance.

He faces several charges:

  • aggravated assault with a deadly weapon
  • false imprisonment
  • burglary while armed
  • aggravated abuse of a child
  • domestic battery
  • depriving the use of 911
  • grand theft of a motor vehicle
  • grand theft over $300
  • criminal mischief over $1,000