Teen punches aunt and uncle for trying to kick him out of their house

19-year-old Jonathan Cantu was charged with two counts of domestic assault after police say he punched his aunt and uncle for trying to kick him out of the house.

On December 10th, Memphis Police Officers Guzman and Gray arrived at the residence of Jonathan Cantu, at 2751 Ketchum Road. Officer Parnell stated Jonathan and his uncle, Jaime Carpio, were fighting in front of the residence. When they noticed the police, Jonathan’s aunt, Jessica Cantu, told officers “he hit me” and Jaime said “he was beating me up.”

Jonathan Cantu (SCSO)
Jonathan Cantu (SCSO)

Upon arrival, Officers Guzman and Gray noticed a bruise on Jaime’s forehead and he was bleeding from his nose and mouth. Jessica advised she was not home when Jonathan and Jaime started fighting and went back to the house because Jaime called her, saying Jonathan assaulted him. As she arrived to get Jonathan out of her home, he punched her on the back of her head.

Jaime stated Jonathan had been drinking and started punching him for no reason. Jonathan admitted he had been drinking, however, Jaime was drinking with him and told him to leave. He claimed Jaime tried to hit him first and retaliated in self-defense.

Jonathan Cantu was arrested and charged with two counts of domestic assault. He is currently jailed in lieu of a $2,000 bond.

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