Florida man arrested after throwing Oreos at his wife in dispute over coffee pot

SORRENTO, FL - Seventy-year-old John Paul Sandoval III, was arrested after deputies with the Lake County Sheriff's Office were called to his home over a domestic dispute. After police arrived and talked to Sandoval and his wife, he was arrested and charged with felony domestic battery of a person over 65. The incident in question occurred on November 18th, but was not reported until the afternoon of the next day, November 19th. 

According to the police, the assault was alleged to have happened after the couple argued over a lack of water in their coffee pot. As his wife berated him over failing to refill the machine, he grabbed a package of Oreos and threw them at her. The bag reportedly hit her in the chest knocking her to the ground.



According to Fox 35, the couple was sitting at the dining room table when Sandoval became aggressive. The incident was not reported until the next day, when the victim's daughter encouraged her to press charges. The couple has been married more than 40 years. The victim said that while she was on the floor, Sandoval put his hands around her throat, but never restricted her airway. 

Sandoval admitted to being frustrated and hurling the package at her. He thought the package hit her in the head, but he could not be certain. He also told police that he had no recollection of putting his hands around her throat. 

He also reportedly helped his wife off the floor and back to her seat. The woman stated that this type of aggression has occurred in the past and that she just wanted it to stop. 

The affidavit obtained from the sheriff's office also showed that deputies reported "no obvious injurious" to the victim, but Sandoval was arrested and transported to the Lake County Jail.

A prior history check revealed that he was also convicted of misdemeanor simple battery back in 2005, and the victim in that case was the same as this most recent arrest. In that case, he was sentenced to three years of probation and was required to complete a domestic intervention class along with a batterer's intervention program. 

The judge in this latest episode ordered him to have no contact with his wife pending the outcome of the case. After his arrest, Sandoval was released after posting $2,000 bond. 
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