Woman enters elderly man’s home and hits him with hammer

Posted on April 13, 2020 by Staff reports

Deputies with the Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office on April 12 were dispatched to the area of Wilkes Street in Pace. The nature of the call was reference a suspicious person trespassing into several yards.  The suspect was described as a white female, wearing black pants and a black shirt.

Upon arrival to the area, Dispatch received a second call in which the suspect was inside a victim’s home. The suspect, who was later identified as Megan Mary Mayo, entered a residence and picked up a hammer, striking an elderly male in the head. When approached by another person in the residence, Mayo exited the home.

Moments later, Deputies located Mayo running from the scene. A chased ensued and Mayo was apprehended at the end of the street. Based on the information obtained during the course of the investigations, Mayo was charged with the following:

  • Aggravated Battery on a person 65 or older (First Degree Felony)
  • Trespassing

Mayo was taken to the Santa Rosa County Jail where she was placed on a $100,000.00 bond. See arrest report for additional details.