A 19-year-old Ocala woman was arrested after her younger sister refuted her account of a domestic disturbance.
Jehlycya Karyann Williams was charged with simple domestic battery after the incident, which happened Saturday night. Williams told a Marion County sheriff’s deputy that the victim attacked her because she was mad at Williams for running out of her prescribed mental health medication. The relationship between Williams and the victim was redacted from the sheriff’s office report.
Williams said prior to being attacked, the victim asked her to do something and she replied, “hold on.” Williams said after she told the victim to wait, the victim punched her in the mouth, pushed her onto the couch, and placed a hand on her throat. The deputy observed a small cut on the left side of Williams’ mouth, according to the report.
The victim said she and Williams got into an argument due to Williams collecting several charging cords. She said she became concerned because Williams tried to choke herself with a charging cord earlier in the week. The victim said Williams was acting aggressive towards her, and she tried to take the cable from her. She said Williams pushed her, causing her to fall. The victim said she grabbed onto Williams as she was falling and accidentally scratched her, the report said.
Williams’ 10-year-old sister told the deputy she saw Williams arguing with the victim about a phone charger. She said she saw Williams acting aggressive towards the victim and push the victim onto the living room couch, according to the report.
The deputy determined Williams was the primary aggressor and placed her under arrest. Williams was taken to the Marion County Jail, where she was released on her own recognizance. She’s due to appear in Marion County Court on Sept. 2.