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Homeless couple’s argument over money results in husband’s arrest

Henry Small Myers
Henry Small Myers

A homeless couple’s argument over money led to the husband’s arrest in Leesburg.

Henry Small Myers, 59, had been driving a car in which his wife was a passenger early on the evening of Sept. 18 when an argument over money erupted, according to an arrest report from the Leesburg Police Department. The homeless couple had been staying in motels. When she said that she was going to call 911 during the argument  Myers took the cell phone from his wife as he drove the car. He denied striking his wife.

The wife said Myers did not want her to call 911. After he took the cell phone she reached across while he was driving and grabbed the phone. He slapped her upper left arm with his right hand. She convinced him to pull into the the Racetrac gas station on U.S. Hwy. 441 where she called 911.

Myers was charged with domestic battery. He was booked at the Lake County Jail and released after posting $1,000 bond.

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