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Woman Charged with Domestic Battery After Claiming “Oh, I Fell Over”

SPRING HILL – There are several memorable lines in the action-comedy series, Austin Powers, but none more fitting than “Oh, I fell over…” as a lead into the following story.

On Friday, 29-year-old Sarah Elizabeth Smith and her live-in boyfriend Matthew Smith were involved in a dispute over relationship issues at their home on Canfield Drive.

According to officials, Matthew stepped outside to speak with a deputy by phone regarding the eviction process – presumably to remove Sarah from the residence.

During the conversation, Sara approached Matthew and tried to forcibly remove the phone from his hands. The deputy could hear Matthew stating that he did not want to be touched and what sounded like a physical altercation in the background.

Matthew says he tried to walk away several times but Sarah kept following him and pulling at his shirt. Matthew further stated that Sarah was choking him with his shirt, but that he was able to break free until Deputies arrived on the scene.

Contact was made with Sarah, who said she was just standing in the back yard when she felt a tap on her shoulder. When she turned around, Sarah says her arm snagged Matthew’s headphone wires, causing her to trip over a log and fall to the ground. She also advised that Matthew “fell over” by accident and that a physical altercation never occurred.

Due to testimony provided by the deputy who heard the incident and Matthew’s testimony, Sarah was arrested and charged with Domestic Battery.

You may remember Sarah from a recent incident on Canfield Drive, after deputies heard what they thought was a gunshot inside the residence, last Tuesday.

ORIGINAL STORY: Deputies Surround Home After Hearing Gunshot.

Numerous deputies surrounded the home and after a very short standoff, Sarah, along with a male subject eventually exited the residence.

According to officials, it was determined that no crime was committed that day, but her male companion, 25-year-old Sheldon Long was arrested on out of state warrants.

Sarah was released on a $50 bond the next day and is to have no contact with the victim.

In closing and in perfect “Austin Powers” fashion, it should be noted that Sarah Smith lists her place of employment as B&J Massage.

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  • Where does she give massages lmao

    Tuesday, 2 June 2015, 7:25 pm
  • Luckily, she still had her $50 tip from her massage job.

    Tuesday, 2 June 2015, 11:55 am
    • Hey a happy ending to this story!

      Tuesday, 2 June 2015, 5:36 pm
  • I love how all these bandwagon women jump to conclusions about her innocence. Forming baseless opinions of her just by looking at pictures. Where are all the defenders now? Where did the pity go ladies? The poor sweet girl in handcuffs. Caught in up an abusive relationship. “A victim”.
    LOL! Looks like the cops had it right. Turns out she’s the aggressor .

    Tuesday, 2 June 2015, 11:10 am
  • Another typical loser for the area

    Monday, 1 June 2015, 11:38 pm
    • What’s with people making comments like this on here?

      The estimated population is 98,000 people in Spring Hill, and 173,000 in Hernando County. Now, out of all those people, we get the occasional news story of someone screwing up, and this reflects on the area as a whole? Think again.

      Tuesday, 2 June 2015, 10:45 am
  • What about the children mentioned in the first incident? They are the victims here and I feel so sorry for them.

    Monday, 1 June 2015, 10:26 pm

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