An argument over a suspected infidelity early today spiraled into domestic violence and assault involving a cordless phone and a hammer, police said. Two men have been charged.
According to a police affidavit, Cynthia Jackson told police her live-in boyfriend, Billie Jackson, 42, accused her of cheating on him with T.C. Washington, 50.
She told them Jackson beat her in the head and face with a cordless phone about 3:30 a.m. at an apartment in the 500 block of St. Paul. Then he stomped her in the back and arms, she said.
As he was picking up a chair to use as a weapon, she said, Washington stepped in and clocked Jackson on the head with a hammer.
Jackson is charged with aggravated assault and domestic assault. Washington is accused of aggravated assault.
Both men have arrest histories dating to the mid- to early 1980s.
— Hank Dudding
2 men charged after Shelby County car burglaries
Sheriff’s deputies caught two men early today after a report of a vehicle break-in in southeast Shelby County.
Deputies responded to the Preserve at Southwind apartments near Hacks Cross and Bill Morris Parkway just after midnight when Roderick White heard glass breaking and saw two men ducking next to his Nissan Titan, according to an affidavit of complaint.
The men ran when they saw White, who called 911.
Deputies responded and detained a man identified as Bacardi Evans, 18, while they continued to search for the other suspect.
They stopped a Buick Roadmaster on its way out of the complex and detained its driver, Salaam Starks, 20, whose clothes and shoes were wet and covered in grass and mud, deputies said.
Both suspects told investigators they were there to visit “Taniesha,” but neither knew where she lived.
White identified the men as the ones he saw next to his Nissan earlier.