NAPLES — A heated argument over the family business landed a North Naples man in jail -- accused of attacking his father with a fire extinguisher.
Thirty-year-old, Jason Gregory Howell, of the 100 block of Coral Vine Drive, was arrested Monday by Collier deputies on a domestic violence battery charge.
According to reports, Howell is employed by his father who owns a window shield business at the 1900 block of J&C Boulevard, North Naples.
When deputies arrived to the business, where the incident took place, Howell’s father told deputies that his son has a violent temper and the argument escalated into an altercation as a result of an ongoing work-related issue.
Howell first pushed his father, knocking him to the ground and then began to punch him several times in the face and head, according to reports.
The father told deputies that he then yelled at his son to get out and attempted to walk up the stairs to call for help but Howell grabbed a fire extinguisher and followed him, hitting him numerous times in the back. Howell then threw the fire extinguisher at the wall, leaving a large damaged area in the drywall.
According to reports, once his father reached his office upstairs, Howell attempted to overturn a desk but could not because it was attached to another large section of desks. He then decided to throw a laptop at the wall.
Howell’s father also told deputies that as his son was leaving the business he punched the side mirror of his father’s truck, breaking it.
Deputies said Howell stuttered and refused to make eye contact during the interview but stated he wished to file a report against his father for choking him. He also refused to make comment on the broken mirror of his father’s truck.