Sebastian Woman Says ‘Demons’ Made Her Do It

Woman tells Sebastian Police Department that demons made her do it.
Woman tells Sebastian Police Department that demons made her do it.

SEBASTIAN – A 62-year-old woman was arrested by the Sebastian Police Department after she grabbed her mother’s neck and held her down in a chair because “demons” made her do it.

Officers responded to the 300 block of Englar Drive in reference to a physical disturbance. They made contact with the victim who said her daughter, identified as Johanne Linda Eden, “grabbed her by the neck and held her down in a chair by the shoulders,” according to the report.

The victim stated she was unable to get away during the physical altercation. Eden then struck her mother’s right cheek during the disturbance, which left a small mark.

Eden told police that she had no recollection of the incident. She stated, “demons made her do it,” the report said.

When officers asked Eden what she did, she remained quiet. When asked if she ever struck her mother before, Eden said she has not.

However, Eden began telling officers about getting her dogs back that have been gone since her divorce in 2014.

Eden was arrested and transported to the Indian River County Jail where she was charged with Battery Domestic Violence.

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Andy Hodges was born in Annapolis, Maryland. When he was age 9, his parents moved to Jupiter, Florida. Andy spent several years at various radio & television stations in Florida such as WLIZ, WFLX-FOX 29, WIRK, WIXI, WKSY, WRMF, and WJNO to name a few. In 1994, Andy made a career change to computer programming and worked for several technology companies (two are Fortune 500) in Atlanta, Georgia. However, Andy returned to Florida and settled in the small town of Sebastian in 2002. In 2005, he returned to the broadcasting news sector and eventually joined our news team in 2016 as editor in chief. Andy's family has lived in Sebastian for more than 45 years.