A registered sex offender from Ocklawaha with two prior domestic battery convictions was arrested recently after he allegedly threw a woman onto a bed and spit in her face twice during an argument over finances.
Jeremy Carl Fisher, 36, was charged with domestic battery (second or subsequent offense) after the incident, which happened Tuesday.
Fisher was convicted in 2005 of lewd or lascivious battery on a girl between 12 and 15 years old, resulting in him being listed on the FDLE’s Sex Offender Registry. Fisher has domestic battery convictions in Sumter County in 2011 and 2016, and Marion County Jail records show he was arrested twice for domestic battery in 2009.
The victim in the latest incident told a Marion County sheriff’s deputy that she and Fisher were arguing in the bedroom when Fisher picked up an end table and threw it across the room. The deputy observed damage on the floor from where the table landed, according to the sheriff’s office report.
The victim said Fisher started yelling in her face and pinned her up against the wall with his chest against hers. She said she felt like she couldn’t get away, and when she was able to move, Fisher grabbed her by the hips with both hands and threw her down onto the bed. The victim said Fisher yelled, “I’m going to give you a reason to be scared,” the report said.
The victim said Fisher intentionally spit on her face while he was holding her down. She said she was smacking, scratching and hitting Fisher in an effort to get away from him. The victim said when she was able to stand up off the bed, Fisher spit on her again. She said she finally separated herself from Fisher and called 911, according to the report.
Fisher refused to speak with the deputy after the incident. He’s being held on $5,000 bond and is due in Marion County Court on June 16.