A 92-year-old Salt Springs man spent a night in jail after admitting to putting his hands on a woman during a spat because he feels when he talks to her, it’s like taking to a “14-year-old child.”
The victim, who is also over 65, told a Marion County sheriff’s deputy she was sitting at Clarence George Treciak’s desk in their residence on Tuesday when they both discovered that plans they have made had changed location. She said they got into an argument and Treciak put his hands around her neck while pushing her back in her chair, according to the sheriff’s office report.
The victim said there was no time when she couldn’t breathe, but she said he held on for at least 30 seconds. She also said this was the fourth time he had done this to her and she is afraid the violence is going to escalate. The deputy didn’t observe any marks on the victim, the report said.
After being read his Miranda warning, Treciak admitted to the deputy he put his hands on the victim and knew what he had done was wrong. He said he put his hands on her because he feels when he talks to her it’s like talking to “a 14-year-old child,” according to the report.
Treciak was charged with domestic battery on a person 65 years of age or older. He was taken to the Marion County Jail, where he was released Wednesday on his own recognizance. Treciak is scheduled to appear in Marion County Court on March 23.