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Tooele police arrested a man Friday morning in the death of his mother at her home.
Jesus Eldon Aragon, 44, was booked into the Tooele County Jail on suspicion of homicide in the Friday morning death of his mother, 66-year-old Marcela Aragon.
Jesus Aragon also was booked on suspicion of trespassing and resisting arrest.
Police spokeswoman Tanya Turnbow said officers responded to the victim's home, at 245 E. 600 North, about 6:30 a.m. Friday, after receiving a call from a family member citing suspicious circumstances and asking for a welfare check.
Jesus Aragon, who was inside the home, came out to speak with police as other officers entered the home to find the woman dead inside, Turnbow said.
Officers then attempted to arrest Aragon, who resisted briefly, before being handcuffed and taken to jail.
There, the suspect met with detectives.
Turnbow said he had been cooperative with investigators.
Turnbow said there were "obvious signs of struggle and injury," to the victim, but the cause of her was not obvious.
Although the son has stayed with his mother, off and on, he was not living there at the time, which was the basis for the trespassing allegation, Turnbow said.
Jesus Aragon has a criminal history dating back to 1995, when he pleaded guilty to two counts of class A misdemeanor assault against a police officer, according to Utah court records.
He also has misdemeanor convictions for attempted drug possession, shoplifting, failure to stop at the command of police and giving false information to police.
In April 2014, Marcela Aragon filed for a protective order against her son, which was granted but dismissed three months later at her request, according to court records.