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Dinerio Morton was on Facetime with his girlfriend on January 20th when his mother, 44-year-old Latasha Petty, reportedly pulled his hair, threatened him, grabbed him by the collar, and threw his phone to the ground causing damage to it. The girlfriend witnessed the assault in real-time via Facetime and called the police. Officers arrived and spoke with Dinerios’s older brother, Demetrius, who confirmed their mom was the primary aggressor. Police have multiple prior calls to the address where Petty was also the aggressor. Video of the assault was saved.
Latasha Petty was booked into the Metro Nashville Jail on January 21st, charged with vandalism and domestic assault with offensive/provocative conduct. A judicial commissioner set her bond at $2,000.