An Ocala man is in the Marion County Jail on charges of strangling a woman during an argument over the car he was driving.
An Ocala Police officer was on routine patrol Tuesday evening when she was flagged down in reference to a domestic disturbance. When the officer got out of her patrol vehicle, she observed Trevaris Trevon Flukers, 29, gathering his personal effects and placing them in a vehicle while the alleged victim was being restrained by her cousin, according to the OPD report.
Once all parties were separated, the victim told the officer she and Flukers have been having some problems, and that she became upset when he showed up in the mother of his children’s vehicle. The victim said she and Flukers began to argue and that she told him to leave and get the vehicle off her property, the report said.
The victim said she moved the vehicle off the property and a block down the road. She said as she was walking back, Flukers grabbed her, hitting her multiple times and choking her until they returned to the residence, according to the report.
The victim said once they were back at the residence, Flukers continued hitting her and then grabbed her by the neck, threw her against the door and began choking her. She said she couldn’t breathe until she managed to pull his hand away from her throat just enough to breath, the report said.
The victim said Flukers threw her against the front door with enough force to push the door open. The officer observed two scratch marks on the left side of the victim’s neck, according to the report.
The victim’s cousin, who lives across the street, said he observed some of the incident. He said the argument had been going on all day due to Flukers driving his children’s mother’s vehicle. He said he went across the street to check on her when he heard arguing and observed Flukers choking the victim. He said he separated them and held onto the victim to keep them from fighting, the report said.
Another witness said she observed Flukers choking the victim in the front yard as they wrestled. She said Flukers hit the victim multiple times before the victim’s cousin separated them. The officer observed Flukers had dirt on his shorts and all over his arms, which is consistent with the statement that they were wrestling in the front yard, according to the report.
Flukers, who is listed as homeless, said nothing happened other than a verbal argument over the vehicle he was driving. He was charged with domestic battery by strangulation, and it was discovered he also has an active warrant for failure to pay child support. He was taken to the Marion County Jail, where he remains held on $1,000 bond. He’ll appear in Marion County Court on Oct. 22.