September 30, 2023
Daniel Lee Tatro

An area realtor was arrested after allegedly punching his son at a restaurant in The Villages.

Daniel Lee Tatro, 49, was arrested on a cost of battery after witnesses claimed he struck his son on Saturday night at Carraba’s restaurant at Rolling Acres Plaza.

Tatro, who works primarily in industrial actual property, was arrested after law enforcement officials responded to the restaurant at about 8 p.m. after a lady who was leaving the restaurant stated she noticed a “younger boy soar out of an SUV with an older male chasing him,” in keeping with an arrest report from the Girl Lake Police Division. The lady stated she requested the boy if he was OK. She noticed a crimson mark on his proper cheek.

As well as, a hostess on the restaurant who had been on the entrance podium, stated she noticed a person and boy depart the restaurant and he or she noticed the person “punch the juvenile with a closed fist within the face.” The boy was described as being about seven to eight years outdated. Each ladies supplied written statements to police.

Officers discovered Tatro and his son seated at a high-top desk on the restaurant. The report famous the boy “positioned his arm on the desk and positioned his hand on his proper cheek.” The officer famous that it appeared the boy “was trying to cowl his proper cheek.” The officer discovered a bruise on the boy’s proper cheek.

Tatro recognized the boy as his “organic son” and claimed he was “appearing out of character by yelling at his mom.” Tatro stated he had taken the boy out to their car the place he “yelled at his son and pinched him.” Tatro denied punching the boy.

The Georgia native was taken into custody and booked on the Lake County Jail. He was launched after posting $5,000 bond.