September 28, 2023
Daniel Lee Tatro

An area realtor gained’t be charged in an incident wherein two witnesses claimed he punched his son at a restaurant in The Villages.

Daniel Lee Tatro, 49, of Leesburg, was arrested Aug. 12 on a cost of battery at Carrabba’s restaurant at Rolling Acres Plaza.

Tatro, who works primarily in business actual property, was arrested after cops responded to the restaurant at about 8 p.m. after a girl who was leaving the restaurant mentioned she noticed a “younger boy soar out of an SUV with an older male chasing him,” based on an arrest report from the Woman Lake Police Division. The lady mentioned 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, mentioned she noticed a person and boy depart the restaurant and she or he 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 The boy was described as being about seven to eight years outdated.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 making an attempt 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 “performing out of character by yelling at his mom.” Tatro mentioned 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 prosecutor’s workplace introduced on Tuesday that no info shall be filed within the case.

“The sufferer, or essential witnesses, can’t be positioned, refuses to cooperate, have considerably modified their testimony or are in any other case unavailable,” based on the announcement filed in Lake County Court docket.

Tatro was represented by lawyer Jaimie Washo Spivey.