An Ocala woman was jailed last week after a violent tussle with her man friend over another woman.
The man told Marion County sheriff’s deputies that he stopped by 33-year-old Jennifer Linares’ house on March 30 to drop off wipes and the altercation soon broke out. He said Linares struck him on the right side of his face with a fist and scratched the right side of his neck. Deputies noted that the man had minor swelling on the right side of his face and visible scratch marks on the right side of his neck “that appeared to be fresh.”
Linares claimed the man came to her residence and went inside without calling first. She admitted that they got into a verbal altercation about another woman but initially denied anything physical happened, a sheriff’s office report states.
Linares, who lives on SW 20th Street in Ocala and also was arrested Jan. 1 for domestic battery, was taken into custody and transported to the Marion County Jail. After being read her rights, she admitted she pushed the man after he allegedly “nipped her neck” with his hand, though she had no visible injuries.
Linares said she previously denied that any physical contact had taken place because she didn’t consider pushing to be physical. She was then charged with domestic battery and released late Tuesday afternoon on her own recognizance. She is due in court May 19 at 9 a.m. to answer to the charge.