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Jonathan Michael Ybarra


     The Sheriff’s Office arrested a Mountain Home man, 24 year old JONATHAN MICHAEL YBARRA, on charges related to domestic violence that was reported on January 7, 2017.

     Sheriff’s Corporal Robert Recktenwald was dispatched to 1872 Hwy 178 West at approximately 10:24 AM January 7th for a physical domestic violence call.  Prior to his arrival, the male involved in the incident left the scene in a grey Nissan Versa.  The victim was injured, and an ambulance was dispatched to the residence.

     The victim informed Corporal Recktenwald that her ex-husband, JONATHAN YBARRA, had assaulted her.  Specifically, he was alleged to have pushed her down the floor, choked her, and punched her in the face.  The victim escaped temporarily and locked herself in a room inside the residence.  The victim is pregnant. YBARRA then kicked the door open, took the phone away from her while she attempted to call for help, and continued his assault.  The victim had injuries consistent with her report, and a one year old child was present at the residence as well when the violence took place.  The victim was subsequently transported to Baxter Regional Medical Center by ambulance to have her injuries tended to. 

     YBARRA left the residence in the victim’s vehicle.  Deputies began searching for YBARRA, and Corporal Recktenwald found the vehicle and YBARRA about an hour later at the Triangle Citgo Station in Midway. YBARRA was taken into custody and transported to the Detention Center. YBARRA admitted to being aware that the victim as pregnant. 

     JONATHAN MICHAEL YBARRA was booked on charges of Felony Domestic Battery in the Second Degree and misdemeanor charges of Endangering the Welfare of a Minor and Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle. YBARRA remains in custody in lieu of $10,000 bond and will appear to answer in the Circuit Court on January 26, 2017.

/s/ John F. Montgomery,
Baxter County Sheriff