Ocala man jailed after being accused of climbing on high of feminine sufferer and choking her


A 21-year-old Ocala man was arrested after a female victim accused him of climbing on top of her and choking her with both hands.

On Wednesday, a corporal with the Marion County Sheriff’s Office responded to a local resident regarding a verbal altercation. Upon arrival, the NCO made contact with the female victim and a man identified as William Trevor Jurgens.

William Trevor Jurgens

The victim told the corporal that she was in bed with Jurgens on Tuesday night when he became “very secretive” on his phone. She stated that she playfully reached for his phone to see what he was doing and this allegedly made him upset.

According to the victim, Jurgens climbed onto her, placed both hands on her windpipe and pressed down. She stated that she could not breathe and felt dizzy.

Shortly after, the victim informed Juergens that she could escape and went to the garage to call a relative. Jurgens entered the garage and allegedly took her cell phone because “he didn’t want the[victim’s]family involved.”

The victim said he could get Jürgens’ cell phone out of the bedroom. As she was stepping out of the apartment on her cell phone, she called a relative, and that relative contacted law enforcement.

Law enforcement responded to the home Tuesday night, and the victim collected her personal belongings and left the home. She told the corporal that she initially did not report the incident because she was afraid.

The corporal noted in the MCSO report that the victim’s neck was noticeably swollen. The victim stated that her neck was not swollen prior to the Jurgens incident, and she said the affected area “felt weird.”

When the corporal spoke to Jurgens, he claimed there was no physical altercation with the victim. He stated that he only raised his voice during an argument with her.

Jurgens was arrested and taken to the Marion County Jail, where he is currently being held without bond. He faces charges of strangling the household battery.

According to prison records, no court date has yet been set.