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Ocala man jailed after catching lady friend in bed with another man

Craig Curtis Codori

An Ocala man was taken to the Marion County Jail for allegedly battering a woman after catching her in bed with another man.

Craig Curtis Codori, 32, told a Marion County sheriff’s deputy that he came home early Wednesday after three or four days and saw a white truck in his driveway. He said he entered the residence and found the victim in bed with the other man, according to the sheriff’s report said.

Codori said as he confronted the victim, he was “jumped” by the victim and the other man. The deputy observed a red mark and dried blood on the left side of his face, the report said.

The victim told the deputy that Codori entered the residence at around 2:30 a.m. and kicked in the locked door to the bedroom where she and the man were lying. She said Codori started yelling at her and she told him to leave. The victim said Codori then punched her on the right side of the face, causing her to fall onto the bed, according to the report.

The victim said she got up and again told Codori to leave, and he grabbed her and shoved her out of the room and onto a barstool, causing her to hit her head and neck. She said the other man tried to stop Codori from hitting her again by putting him in a “headlock” to control him, the report said.

The victim said Codori punched her two more times in the face while she was trying to get him to leave. The deputy observed a light bruise on the right side of the victim’s face and a red mark on the back of her neck, according to the report.

The other man said he woke up to Codori entering the bedroom and saw him hit the victim in the face and push her into a barstool. He said he tried to subdue Codori by placing him in a headlock. The other man said Codori scratched him on the neck and arms and tried to hit him, and that he struck Codori in self-defense, the report said.

After being read his Miranda warning, Codori said he never touched the victim. He said he came to the residence to sleep and noticed an unknown truck in his driveway. Codori said he entered the bedroom and told the other man he needed to leave. He said that’s when the victim and the other man jumped him, according to the report.

Codori was determined to be the primary aggressor and charged with simple domestic battery. He was released early Friday afternoon on $1,000 bond and is due in court Feb. 13 at 9 a.m. to answer to the charge.

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