Candidate Yoho's son arrested in fracas with police


Published: Sunday, October 7, 2012 at 5:00 p.m.
Last Modified: Sunday, October 7, 2012 at 10:20 p.m.

Tyler Marlin Yoho, son of candidate for Congress Ted Yoho, was arrested on Saturday night in Gainesville on allegations of resisting arrest by Gainesville Police Department officers.

The 22-year-old was involved in a fight with one other person at 1900 NW First Ave., according to a report. Police did not release any information regarding the reason for the fight or the name of the other person involved.

According to the GPD report, Yoho yelled and cursed at police officers who responded to reports of a fight. Officers issued Yoho a notice to appear in court for disorderly conduct.

After issuing the notice, police told Yoho to leave the area. Yoho continued to yell and voice his displeasure, at one point “bowing up” and clenching his fists, police said.

Police attempted to restrain Yoho by grabbing his wrist, but he resisted, pulling his arm from their grasp. Police tried to get Yoho to the ground to handcuff him, but he pulled away and fell into a patrol car, denting the front panel and breaking the outside mirror of the car, according to the report.

Yoho was arrested on charges of resisting an officer without violence. He was released from the Alachua County jail on bond at around 10:30 p.m. Saturday. Yoho’s father, Ted Yoho, is the Republican candidate in the congressional District 3 race against Democrat J.R. Gaillot and Philip Dodds, a non-party candidate.

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