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Wednesday, March 15, 2023

60-year-old man arrested in Ocala after allegedly pointing shotgun at male victim

A 60-year-old man was arrested in Ocala after he was accused of pointing a shotgun at a man during a verbal altercation.

On Tuesday, shortly before 4:50 p.m., an MCSO deputy responded to a residence located on SE 47th Court in Ocala in reference to a domestic incident. Upon arrival, the deputy made contact with Jonathan William Frenk who advised that he had traveled to the victim’s home with his wife to retrieve her vehicle.

Jonathan William Frenk
Jonathan William Frenk

According to Frenk, his wife was served an Ex Parte order last week, and she had allowed the male victim to look after her car while she was away. Frenk told the deputy that when they arrived at the residence to retrieve the vehicle, the victim refused to tell them where it was located.

Frenk advised that the victim then proceeded to get “too close to his wife,” and that was when Frenk pointed his shotgun at the victim. The deputy noted in the report that Frenk was detained and placed in the back of a marked patrol car.

The MCSO report stated that the deputy made contact with the victim who advised that Frenk’s wife had knocked on the door and asked to get her items from the residence. The victim advised that Frenk’s wife then asked him to step out of the home while she was inside because “her husband did not want the two of them in the same room together.”

The victim stated that Frenk was sitting in the driver’s seat of his pickup truck, and Frenk told the victim to “sit the (expletive) down.” The victim replied by stating “no,” and Frenk then pointed a black shotgun out the window at him, according to the MCSO report.

The victim stated that he told Frenk, “I dare you to pull the trigger.” Moments later, the victim advised that he contacted law enforcement because he felt like his life was in danger. In the MCSO report, the deputy noted that the victim was physically shaking during the interview, and the victim claimed that this was not the first time that Frenk had threatened him with guns at the residence.

The deputy returned to Frenk. After being read his Miranda rights, Frenk refused to answer any questions.

Inside Frenk’s pickup truck, the deputy located a black shotgun on the passenger seat, and it was loaded with one round in the chamber. The deputy noted in the report that the shotgun matched the description of the weapon that was provided by the victim.

According to the MCSO report, the victim had security cameras installed at the property, and the incident was captured on video. On the footage, the deputy observed the victim stepping outside as Frenk’s wife entered the home. Frenk was then heard on the footage telling the victim to “sit the (expletive) down,” and the victim responded by saying “no.” The deputy noted in the report that Frenk then proceeded to point the shotgun out of the driver’s side window of the pickup truck.

Frenk was arrested, transported to Marion County Jail, and he was later released on $5,000 bond. He is facing a felony charge for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon without intent to kill.

A court date has not been scheduled yet, according to jail records.