A resident of The Villages, Florida, turned himself in to authorities on Monday and was subsequently arrested on assault charges that apparently stemmed from an incident of aggression while driving a golf cart.

On May 9, 74-year-old William Gordon Rodseth of Dunedin Village was driving a white and blue golf cart along one of the senior living community's golf cart paths when he passed a 91-year-old village resident who was also on the path.

As he walked past, the 91-year-old man, whose name was not known, admitted to calling Rodseth an “asshole,” according to police, before heading toward his residence less than a mile away.

But apparently Rodseth followed him and parked his golf course right in front of the man's house.

According to the arrest affidavit, as the man approached, Rodseth “walked up to him and pushed him in the shoulder.” A physical altercation ensued and the 91-year-old man fell to the ground. At that point, Rodseth got back in his golf cart and drove away.

The officer who responded to the incident, Sumpter County Sheriff's Deputy Cody Munster, described the alleged victim as someone “who had multiple bleeding wounds on both arms that were covered with bandages, as well as several additional marks on her face as a result of the altercation.”

And although an outdoor surveillance camera recorded the incident on video, Rodseth's identity remained unknown until June 11.

Following an investigation, Rodseth was arrested on June 17 after turning himself in to the Sumter County Detention Center in Bushnell on a charge of assault on a person 65 years of age or older. The third-degree crime carries a sentence of up to five years in prison, a fine of up to $5,000, and supervised or supervised probation.

On June 19, Rodseth made his first appearance before Judge Mary Pavloff Hatcher, where he posted bail and pleaded not guilty.

His arraignment is currently scheduled for August 28.

Next, we'll take a look at the large golf cart community that exists in The Villages today.

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