“At 11:45 a.m., Officer (Jason) Brown and I were dispatched to North Academy Street regarding an assault,” Officer Larry Maples reported in a Murfreesboro Police Department incident report.
When the officers arrived, they made contact with three people at the scene, one of which was a 19-year-old friend of the man and woman.
“All three subjects provided statements consistent with the others,” Maples reported, adding the physical evidence, including the injuries both the man and woman sustained during the incident, also supported their statements made to police.
Although everyone agreed as to why the argument occurred, no one ever accused the man of posting something rude. Nevertheless, the woman told police she was angry because the comment was unwarranted.
“(The woman) was mad that (the man) posted a comment on her Facebook page,” Maples reported. “(The woman) told her friend that she was coming over to the residence to fight him. She confronted (the man) when she arrived and tried to push him multiple times.”
As the man was being attacked, he attempted to “bear-hug” the woman in an effort to prevent further injuries. Eventually, he tried to subdue her on the floor, according to the report.
“(The woman) then swung a lamp at (the man) and struck him several times until the lamp broke,” Maples reported. “(The man) had several abrasions and cuts on his left hand, arm and back.”
And while the woman sustained carpet burns on her bare shoulders during the incident, police agreed the man was the victim in this particular situation and had the right to pursue justice. However, the man advised he did not want to press charges.