1 cited, 1 arrested in social hosting incident

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Flor M. Vargas. Photo/Fayette County Jail.
Flor M. Vargas. Photo/Fayette County Jail.

A Fayette County woman was arrested Nov. 1 for repeatedly striking a deputy who had arrived at the north Fayette County residence on a loud music call. The woman’s husband was cited with a social hosting violation.

Flor M. Vargas, 49, was charged with obstruction and two counts of simple battery against police, according to Fayette County Jail records.

Luis Vargas, 66, was cited for a violation of the county’s social hosting ordinance, said Sheriff Barry Babb.

Babb said deputies at approximately 9:22 p.m. responded to the New Hope Road residence following a report of noise, loud music and possible drug use.

Deputies arriving at the home heard people yelling “cops,” and observed 20-30 males and females running from the area, Babb said, adding that deputies saw beer bottles strewn around the yard and heard others hitting the ground.

The couple was contacted by deputies, with Flor Vargas questioning why they were at the residence and with their 16-year-old son beginning to argue with deputies. The son was told by deputies to be quiet, followed by the father and son beginning to argue, Babb said.

The 16-year-old at one point started to walk away and was told by a deputy to stay where he was. Flor Vargas objected, and began screaming at the deputy and hitting him repeatedly in the right forearm, said Babb.

Babb said another deputy subdued Flor Vargas, while the son resisted the order to stay, then began kicking.

During the incident, Luis Vargas told deputies he did not know that drinking had been occurring at the residence, Babb said.

The incident concluded with Luis Vargas cited for social hosting.

Flor Vargas was charged with obstruction and two counts of simple battery against police.

The 16-year-old son was cited for obstruction and detained until he was released to his father’s custody by a juvenile officer, said Babb.

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