James Fairchild and his son John were arrested on March 20 for domestic violence against two people, an adult female and a minor male. However, there are conflicting stories in the police report. According to James and John, escalated “tension” within the household prompted the minor male to start a verbal altercation with John. Shortly thereafter, the Fairchilds claim the minor “grabbed a knife from the counter and began to approach John,” the documents state. The adult female victim then allegedly got involved and attempted to separate John and the minor, and accidentally tore John’s shirt. The minor male then allegedly “struck John twice in the left shoulder/neck area,” according to the police report.
However, the officer on the scene noted that both James and John had “inconsistent” stories and added that James “stated that at no point did he or his son touch [the victims].” In the woman’s version of events, however, she claims she walked into the home and found John “pushing” the minor male. While attempting to separate the two, she claims John shoved her to the ground, which caused her right ring finger to become dislocated, per the police report.
Denial of wrongdoing
Both John and James were escorted to Naples Jail Center without incident. The Fairchilds’ attorney denied any wrongdoing, telling Page Six, “Mr. Fairchild is not guilty of any crime and will be vindicated in court.” There is a pre-trial hearing scheduled for Monday.
Nearly four years ago, James was accused of punching a woman in the face, though he maintained his innocence. He posed for a police mugshot but charges were not pursued. In 2014, James found himself in another domestic incident with then-girlfriend Dr. Christine Borelli Grout. The couple split and then entered into a legal battle over money and a missing $250,000 check.
Publishing heir James Fairchild and his son John were both taken into custody on March 20th for alleged domestic violence against two individuals, a minor and an adult woman. The police report shows varying accounts of what unfolded in the Naples, Florida residence. James and John claim that the minor male started a verbal altercation with John, and then grabbed a knife from the counter and began to approach him. The adult female victim then attempted to separate the two and accidentally tore John’s shirt. The minor male then allegedly hit John twice. However, the officer on the scene noted that both James and John had inconsistent stories. The woman’s version of events states that she found John pushing the minor male and when she tried to break it up, John shoved her to the ground, dislocating her ring finger. James and John were taken to Naples Jail Center without incident and deny any wrongdoing. James was previously accused of punching a woman in the face four years ago, but charges were not pursued. In 2014, James was in another domestic incident with his then-girlfriend Dr. Christine Borelli Grout. The couple split and then entered into a legal battle over money and a missing $250,000 check.