NEWPORT BEACH — Morningside Recovery President Raymond Jeffrey Yates pleaded not guilty Friday to felony domestic battery charges.
Harbor Justice Center Judge Stephanie George ordered Yates, 44, of Newport Beach to not contact his ex-wife in person, through family or friends, or by using social media and other technology. An exception was made for visits to his children arranged through their grandparents.
Yates was arrested about 1 a.m. Dec. 4 after police responded to his home in the 1900 block of Commodore Road. Authorities confirmed a woman was taken to Hoag Hospital from the Dover Shores home.