An Ocala man who spent a week in the Marion County Jail last month on a domestic battery charge is back behind bars after another domestic spat in Dunnellon.
Travis John Neff, 41, of West Highway 40, was charged with simple domestic battery after the attack, which happened early Tuesday at a residence on SW 58th Lane. The victim’s sister told a Marion County sheriff’s deputy that the victim lives in a camper on her property and she heard her yelling for help, according to the sheriff’s office report.
The witness said she went outside and saw Neff and her sister fighting, and she observed Neff hitting the victim in the chest and grabbing her by the throat. The witness said she yelled at Neff to leave and he departed, the report said.
The victim said Neff arrived at her camper and tried to gain entry. She said they argued for a short time and she thought she heard him leave. The victim said she left the camper and began to walk to her sister’s residence when Neff ran from the woods and grabbed her by the arm, according to the report.
The victim said she began to yell for her sister and Neff continued to grab her by the throat. She said her sister came out of her residence and yelled for Neff to leave. The victim said Neff let her go and left the residence. She provided the deputy with Neff’s address, the report said.
Contacted at his residence, Neff said he went to the victim’s camper because he wanted to ask her about her cheating. He said they had a verbal argument, but he didn’t hit the victim, according to the report.
Neff was arrested July 16 for allegedly pushing a woman down and grabbing her by the face while trying to keep her from leaving his trailer. He released on bond on July 23, according to jail records.
Neff is being held this time on $5,000 bond, and he’ll appear in Marion County Court on Oct. 10.