A nasty confrontation over carpet cleaning left an Ocala man in jail early Sunday morning.
The victim told Ocala Police officers that her ex-boyfriend, 30-year-old Bronc Mikel Platt, had gotten “upset and aggressive” and left their house to go a gas station. She said he realized when he returned that he had lost his house key, so he started banging on the front door and ordering that it be opened, a police report states.
The victim said she refused to open the door, so Platt started kicking it and becoming more agitated. She said he eventually broke the frame away from the hinges but the door didn’t fall over and remained inaccessible.
The victim claimed Platt then broke out a windowpane, which allowed him to enter the house, the report says, adding that the victim then locked herself inside their bedroom.
Platt then started banging on the bedroom door and when the victim refused to open it, he allegedly kicked it open. The victim said she hid in the closet in fear as she heard Platt shout profanity-laced threats at her, the report says.
The victims said she was talking to a 911 operator and as officers were on the way, Platt begged her not to call law enforcement. He also “immediately” surrendered when officers and arrived and was taken into custody.
Platt told officers that he had gotten into a physical altercation near a gas station the prior day – an incident that was then reported to the Marion County Sheriff’s Office to be investigated. He refused to explain what had happened between him and the victim and instead was “continually weeping” and stating, “I (expletive deleted) up. I’m a piece of (expletive deleted),” the report says.
Platt was booked into the Marion County Jail shortly after 6:30 a.m. on Sunday and charged with battery and domestic assault. He is being held on $2,000 bond and is due in court on Jan. 14 at 9 a.m. to answer to the charges.