[PHOTO CREDIT: Lake County Sheriff’s Office]
[Original Publish Date: 05/15/21]
CLERMONT, Florida — An argument over a truck, a can of gas and the grabbing of testicles resulted in a couple going to jail last weekend, according to two arrest affidavits.
The Lake County Sheriff’s Office responded to a home on Burnham Court in the early morning hours of May 8 on a battery complaint, according to an arrest affidavit. On the way to the call, the deputy received information that Jerron Nicholas Rachel, 41, and his girlfriend, Shesheta Frye, 34, had been fighting and throwing things around the home and Rachel threw gasoline on Frye, who is eight months pregnant with his child.
Frye told LCSO she and Rachel were arguing over the truck they both own and Rachel came into the bedroom and demanded the keys. The victim refused and Rachel doused her with gas and left the home when Frye’s cousin called law enforcement. There were puddles of gas throughout the bedroom and a strong odor of gas emitting from Frye, the arresting deputy noted in the affidavit. Lake County Fire Rescue responded to ventilate the bedroom and Lake EMS transported Frye to South Lake Hospital for potential injuries.
Later the same day, another LCSO deputy responded back to the home on Burnham Court in reference to a trespass complaint. Rachel told LCSO about the incident earlier that morning and said when he attempted to leave to “keep the peace” Frye grabbed his testicles and would not let him go. Rachel said Frye poured fuel injector fluid on his belongings and while doing so, she spilled it on herself and the floor.
Both Frye and Rachel advised they had been battered, so they were both arrested and taken to the Lake County Jail. Rachel was arrested for aggravated battery on a pregnant female and felony domestic battery and released on $7,000 bond. Frye was arrested for felony domestic battery and released on her own recognizance.
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