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Date of Issue: May 03, 2007

Island man charged with sexual battery

The Manatee County Sheriff’s Office arrested an Anna Maria man early April 29 on charges of sexual battery and drug possession.

Marshall J. Fischer, 20, was taken into custody at about 2:30 a.m. Sunday.

According to the sheriff’s office, Fischer sexually assaulted a woman at a party at his home in the 400 block of South Bay Boulevard.

The report said Fischer straddled the woman to hold her down as she protested.

The woman sought treatment at Manatee Memorial, where law enforcement personnel were notified of the incident.

Fischer was arrested at his home on a charge of sexual battery. The sheriff’s office said that at the time of his arrest, he was in possession of 12 grams of marijuana.

Mike Quinn, publisher of NewsManatee.com, contributed to this report.