• At 6:34 p.m., Saturday, July 30, a Knox County Sheriff’s Office unit was dispatched to a Herron Road address for a domestic matter. Arrestee met officers in the driveway of her residence with a bloody right nostril. She refused medical treatment and stated her husband, the victim, “hit her and shoved her down in the garage,” the report stated.
The arrestee had slurred speech, red watery eyes, was unsteady on her feet and had a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from her breath. Arrestee had no other obvious signs of injury other than her nose.
Victim “stated his wife was ‘three sheets to the wind’ and was attempting to transplant trees in the heat with a shovel,” the report further stated. “The victim stated he was assisting (eventual arrestee) into the garage when she fell and then began to hit him twice in the back of the head.”
The victim did admit he restrained the arrestee in fear he would be hit with the shovel. The victim had redness on the back of his head and neck consistent with his story. The victim stated the arrestee fell next to the garage entry door and hit her nose on the side of the refrigerator causing it to bleed.”
Although there was not an witness to the incident in the garage, a witness stated the arrestee “was upset with the victim for not helping her transplant trees before he went into the residence,” the report also stated.
The witness “also stated the arrestee had been drinking since approximately (2:30 p.m.) and (victim) had to catch the arrestee multiple times from falling near their pool earlier today,” the report further stated.
The victim was advised of his rights under the Tennessee Domestic Violence Law and was given a family crisis card. The victim refused medical treatment and refused transportation to a safe place.
Arrestee was transported to Roger D. Wilson Detention Facility.