Lovers' quarrel leads to arrest of former co-owner of Cassville business

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Former Ozark Security Solutions co-owner facing felony assault charge

A lovers' quarrel led to the arrest of a former co-owner of a Cassville business and his wife in Pea Ride, Ark., on Thursday.

Tyler Roberts, 21, of Pea Ridge, Ark., former co-owner of Ozark Security Solutions, was arrested by the Pea Ridge Police Department and booked into the Benton County Jail at 10:21 p.m. Thursday. He is facing a charge of aggravated assault on a family or household member, a class D felony.

Also arrested was his wife, Megan Roberts, 20, of Pea Ridge, Ark., who is facing a charge of third-degree domestic battery, a class A misdemeanor.

Tyler Roberts was released Friday on a $5,000 bond, and Megan Roberts was released Saturday on a $1,000 bond. The two have been ordered not to make contact with one another.

According to a Pea Ridge Police Department report obtained through the Freedom of Information Act, Officer Rick Helmer responded to a call from Megan Roberts at 9:05 p.m. on Thursday at the Roberts' home.

Megan Roberts said the two were arguing and Tyler Roberts allegedly grabbed her by the throat and slammed her against the front door of the house, which led her to punch him in the face, causing bruising below his right eye. She said he also struck her in the chin, and she also pushed and slapped him.

Tyler Roberts said Megan Roberts allegedly struck him multiple times in the face, and he never put his hands on her. When Helm asked if Roberts had ever put his hands on his wife's throat, he said he did not. According to the report, Megan Roberts did not have any visible injuries.

Megan Roberts and Tyler Roberts were arrested on the scene and placed in separate cars for transport to the Benton County jail. The couple's daughter was released to Megan Roberts' sister, who lives in the same home.

Helm said in the report he also took possession of a handgun and magazine in Tyler Roberts' vehicle. The gun was not loaded, and the magazine was loaded and was near the gun. Helm said in the report the gun was confiscated for safe-keeping.

Barrett Porcell, owner of Ozark Security Solutions, said Tyler Roberts will no longer be affiliated with the company.

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