On May 23, 2018, at approximately 11:40 a.m., Tyler County Deputies were dispatched to County Road 4375 in reference to a man threatening his mother with a shotgun. Deputies arrived on scene to find a man arguing with a woman inside the residence. Deputies identified the male as Jonathan "Tom" Taylor, 60, of Spurger.
When asked about the shotgun, Taylor told deputies that he had already put the shotgun back inside of his residence, located about 30 yards from his mother's house.
Taylor repeatedly told deputies that this was a "family dispute."
Several witnesses told deputies that Taylor came inside his mother's residence, pointing a shotgun at her and threating to shoot her. Deputies located the shotgun and Taylor was transported to the Tyler County Jail charged with Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon. Taylor was released after posting a $20,000 bond.