New Port Richey, FL (May 31, 2019) – Police arrested 25-year-old James Yates Jr. after a call was made that he put a gun to his mother’s head when she had a man over to their home.
Deputies with Pasco County were called to the home of Yates, which he shares with his mother on Stone Road. The mother and son had become engaged in a serious argument because the mother invited a man over to her home.
Yates immediately went into the bedroom and took out of a Glock handgun, which he brought into the living room after he and his mother were finished arguing. He pointed it at the direction of his mother’s head and threatened her, saying she would never bring a man into their home again.
The guest fled the scene through a window. Since then, Yates has been charged with domestic aggravated assault.
New Port Richey Domestic Assault Laws
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