TYLER COUNTY, TX (KTRE) - Deputies with the Tyler County Sheriff's Office arrested a 60-year-old Spurger man earlier this month in connection to allegations that he threatened his mother with a shotgun during an argument and later told law enforcement that it was just a "family dispute."
Jonathan "Tom" Taylor was arrested and charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. He posted bail on a $20,000 bond amount, and he has since been released from the Tyler County Jail.
According to a post on the Tyler County Sheriff's Office Facebook page from Wednesday morning, TCSO deputies were dispatched out to a home on County Road 4375 on May 23 to check out a report that a man threatened his mother with a shotgun.
When the deputies got to the scene, the found a man who was later identified as Taylor arguing with a woman inside the house.
"When asked about the shotgun, Taylor told deputies that he had already put the shotgun back inside of his residence, located approximately 30 yards from his mother's house," the Facebook post stated. 'Taylor repeatedly told deputies that this was a 'family dispute.'"
Several witnesses told the TCSO deputies that Taylor came into his mother's house, pointed a shotgun at her, and threatened to shoot her, the Facebook post stated.
The deputies located the shotgun, and Taylor was arrested without any further incident. He was taken to the county jail.