On May 10, 2023, Timothy Kydd was convicted of attempted 2nd-degree murder by a jury. He was convicted for an incident that took place on August 17, 2019. Kydd attacked a woman hitting her in the head with a hammer when she ordered him to leave her apartment. She had recently met Kydd on an online dating site. Her seven-year child was in the apartment during the attack. Kydd was observed by witnesses fleeing the scene following the attack.
The hammer attack resulted in multiple skull fractures, including an orbital and a cervical fracture. She had to be transported to an area trauma center. The victim’s identity was not released because of Marsy’s Law.
On August 18, 2019, law enforcement managed to locate Kydd at his mother’s house in Ocala, where he was taken into custody. While in custody, Kydd has been involved in several incidents which have led to additional charges.
On July 18, 2020, he was charged with criminal mischief because he set off a sprinkler flooding his pod. On March 17, 2022, he pleaded no contest to the charge. His sentencing is pending.
On Feb. 17, 2022, he mailed a letter to Judge Merritt, which contained a bomb threat to the courthouse resulting in an evacuation. The search of the courthouse found a suspicious item that was determined to be safe. Kydd acknowledged that he sent the letter from the detention center. Kydd was charged with making written threats to kill/injure and making a threat to throw/place a bomb. This case is pending.
On Feb. 19, 2022, Kydd was charged with Battery on a law enforcement officer due to him elbowing a detention deputy in the face. On the same day, he was charged with criminal mischief for setting off a sprinkler and flooding his pod again. On Dec. 6, 2022, he pleaded guilty to both charges and his sentencing is pending.
Kydd is scheduled to be sentenced for the attempted 2nd-degree murder charge on May 31, 2023, by 5th Judicial Circuit Chief Judge Daniel Merritt Jr.