A 25-year-old Anthony man was arrested after a woman claimed that he grabbed her throat and restricted her breathing during an argument over items that she wanted to retrieve from a residence they had previously shared.
On Wednesday, several Marion County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to the residence on NE 27th Terrace in reference to a domestic battery incident. Upon arrival, one of the deputies made contact with the female victim.
The deputy noted in the MCSO report that the victim appeared to be “extremely red on the chest and neck area,” and the deputy observed scratch marks on her right shoulder.
The victim told the deputy that she had gotten into a physical altercation with Ricky Edward Loisel III after she had asked to move all her belongings out of the home.
According to the victim, Loisel was giving her the runaround, and she had been unable to retrieve her possessions that were inside the home. She stated that she had a key to the residence, and she told the deputy that she stopped by the residence earlier in the day since she believed that Loisel would not be there.
When she arrived at the residence, she realized that Loisel was inside, and she advised that she knocked on the door. She stated that Loisel opened the door and told her to leave the property.
The victim told the deputy that she proceeded to push the door fully open, and Loisel allegedly grabbed her by the neck and pushed her to the ground.
The victim claimed that she attempted to get up, but Loisel’s “hand on her throat” restricted both her breathing and ability to move. She stated that Loisel then let go of her throat and she attempted to grab her belongings.
According to the victim, Loisel grabbed her again and pushed her to the floor. At this time, the victim advised that Loisel had called a friend over, and the friend entered the residence. The friend grabbed the victim by the body and brought her outside of the home.
The victim stated that she then contacted law enforcement. She advised that she did not want to press any charges against the friend or Loisel, though she stated that Loisel “did not need to put his hands on her.”
The MCSO report stated that Loisel was interviewed separately, and he told investigators that the victim had “pushed her way into the residence.” While he acknowledged that the victim had possessions inside the home, he stated that she did not have the right to “just barge in.”
Loisel told investigators that he did “go to the floor” with the victim, but he claimed that they both had tripped. While he admitted to holding the victim down, he claimed that it was “by the chest” and not the neck.
Loisel also admitted that he called his friend to the residence, though he advised that the friend did not see the original altercation with the victim. He also admitted to following the victim around the home and telling her that he did not want her to take anything that belonged to him.
Due to the victim’s visible injuries, Loisel was arrested and transported to Marion County Jail where he is currently being held on $2,500 bond. He is facing a felony charge for committing domestic battery by strangulation.
A court date has been scheduled on Tuesday, October 25 at 9 a.m., according to jail records.