Ocala human useful resource/possibility administration director resigns following arrest in domestic violence situation

Town of Ocala Human Resource & Hazard Administration Director Jared Scott Sorensen has resigned, several times soon after he was arrested and accused of domestic violence.

City officers claimed the 45-year-outdated Ocala resident had submitted a resignation letter that Metropolis Manager Sandra Wilson obtained Tuesday afternoon.

In the email, he wrote: “I would like to thank you for the previous 11 yrs at the Metropolis of Ocala. I uncovered a ton less than your leadership and liked doing the job for the City. It is with a significant heart that I submit my two months discover to resign from my position as HR & Risk Administration Director. The moment all over again, thank you for all the things.”

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Wilson’s reaction to Sorensen: “I acknowledge your resignation. In lieu of a two weeks’ observe, it will develop into productive instantly. Many thanks for your 11 many years of services to the metropolis, and I wish you properly in your future endeavors.”

Sorensen experienced verbally mentioned he was heading to resign a couple of times immediately after his arrest.

Here is what the police report in this circumstance says

According to an Ocala Law enforcement Division report, an officer was referred to as to a southeast Ocala site at 11:22 p.m. Friday in reference to a domestic battery. The tackle is withheld mainly because of the nature of the circumstance.

A female explained to the officer that she and Sorensen have been arguing about her not owning entry to cellphone discussions on his work phone. The report notes the woman stated Sorensen was upset and pushed her. The woman also said Sorensen struck the left aspect of her head with a hair dryer.

The officer described experience a modest welt on the back again of the victim’s head.

In accordance to the report, Sorensen said he and the victim experienced been arguing about the phone that night. He went to mattress just after getting a couple of drinks.

He stated the sufferer woke him and he did not know what was occurring and doesn’t remember hitting or preventing anyone. A person of the woman’s kinfolk claimed he restrained Sorensen through the altercation.

Sorensen informed the officer he was not wounded in the altercation with the victim’s relative, but he was sore.

The officer interviewed the relative, who explained he was upstairs with his girlfriend when he read the argument in between Sorensen and the target. He claimed he listened to the target scream and ran downstairs. He claimed he went into the room and the victim informed him that she had been hit in the head with a hair dryer.

The man claimed Sorensen rushed at him and tried out to punch him. The guy claimed he blocked Sorensen’s endeavor to hit him and managed to maintain him on the floor till police arrived.

After the interviews ended up above, the officer arrested Sorensen, charging him with domestic battery. He was booked into the Marion County Jail at 12:25 a.m. Saturday and unveiled on his personal recognizance at 3:44 p.m. the similar day.

Information from Sorensen’s personnel file

Metropolis records display Sorensen’s yearly wage with benefits is $154,669.15. He was hired in late October 2010 as an assistant human source director. He became human source director in early May well 2011.

His staff file indicates he was suspended without the need of pay out from Sept. 4, 2019 to Sept. 10, 2019, even though the actual purpose is not provided.

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In a memorandum to Sorensen, Wilson wrote: “Your off-duty perform that occurred on Saturday, July 6, 2019, has been decided to be conduct that is contrary to the finest pursuits of the town thus, you will serve a five-working day suspension without having spend.”

The correspondence also states: “Your violation of any other Town coverage will outcome in extra disciplinary action, up to and which include termination of employment. It is my hope that you have received a new point of view on your daily life and job with the city.”

Wilson explained to the Star-Banner on Tuesday that she spoke with Sorensen on the phone on Sunday and he instructed her that he was going to resign.

As for the incident documented in Sorensen’s file, she said she isn’t going to try to remember the details, but it had to do with him obtaining into an altercation although out of city and he confirmed a absence of judgment.

The city manager known as Sorensen “a fantastic staff.”

Sorensen could not be attained for comment.

Call Austin L. Miller at 867-4118, [email protected] or @almillerosb

This article originally appeared on Ocala Star-Banner: Jared Sorensen resigns Town of Ocala post immediately after arrest