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Grundy County school board member arrested for domestic assault

A Grundy County School Board member is in trouble after being arrested for aggravated domestic violence.

According to the Grundy County Herald, Mike Yates was arrested on Sunday.

Mike Yates

Mike Yates

According to the first deputy on the scene, the officer spoke with the alleged victim, who stated that she was arguing with her husband when he hit her and kicked her in the face. According to the deputy, the victim had swelling of her left eye. She stated that she wanted to press charges.

Mike Yates claims he and his wife were arguing when she struck him on top of the head, at which point he was defending himself.

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Yates was arrested in 2015 for assault. He was a school board member at that time, he resigned but successfully ran again for school board in 2018.

Thunder Radio does not identify potential victims of domestic violence.

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