An Ocala man who battled with his ex-girlfriend over jewelry found himself behind bars Wednesday.
An Ocala Police officer was called to the Ocala Place Apartments, at 2135 NW 1st Ave., on June 6 and a woman told him that her ex-boyfriend, 27-year-old Geaudray Tyron Fluker, had come to her residence to discuss some jewelry. The woman said they recently broke up after being in an “intimate” relationship and living together for more than a year, a police report states.
The woman said Fluker became irate because she wanted him to return jewelry she had given to him. She said he claimed that it was a gift and when she asked for it back, he allegedly punched her on the left side of her face with a closed fist, the report says.
The woman said she fell onto the bed when Fluker struck her and he grabbed her by the ankles and pulled her off of the bed and onto the floor. She claimed that he then stood over her, grabbed her around the neck with his right hand and began to choke her to the point she could not breathe, the report says, adding that officer noted scratches and cuts along the woman’s right hand and arm and a scratch and contusion on her neck.
The woman also told the officer that when Fluker left, he stated that “next time he would shoot up her apartment.” She said she has observed Fluker with multiple firearms at his residence, mostly handguns.
The officer attempted to make contact with Fluker at his residence but there was no answer at the door and his vehicle was not there. He then tried to contact him by telephone and had to leave a message on his voice mail.
Fluker was taken into custody on Wednesday and transported to the Marion County Jail, where he was charged with domestic battery by strangulation. He was held on $5,000 bond and is due in court on July 16 at 9 a.m. to answer to the charge.
Fluker is no stranger to the Marion County legal system, having been held in the jail five times since April 2015. During those arrests he’s faced charges that have included possession of marijuana less than 20 grams, two counts of possession of stolen firearms, driving with license suspended or revoked and resisting/obstructing without violence.