According to authorities, a Clarksville woman who called police to report her boyfriend for domestic assault found herself charged instead.
The Clarksville Leaf-Chronicle reports that it's believed the woman had found out that her boyfriend was cheating on her. She is then believed by officials to have sprayed him in the face with Windex, and threatened to stab him with a pair of nearby scissors.
The boyfriend left the home to find a neighbor to help him with the situation. While he was gone, she apparently called police to report an assault.
When the boyfriend returned, she allegedly started to punch him in the back -- just as police were arriving on the scene. The police took her statement and then charged the woman with assault. Authorities say that she then proceeded to rip up the statement in front of the officer.
Her bail was set at $1,000.
In another part of town, a different Clarksville man, age 23, was charged with aggravated assault after allegedly violating terms of his probation.
The suspect was apparently prohibited from going near an apartment complex on Martha Lane.
However, officials say the man went to the complex, where they believe he assaulted a woman.
The suspect is then believed to have done $2,000 worth of damage to a car parked outside the apartments; that vehicle belongs to another woman.
The man had three previous domestic assault charges on his record.
The suspect was charged with violating a condition of release, aggravated assault and vandalism.
In many cases, both sides of a domestic case want the criminal charges to be dropped so they can put the argument behind them. If you or a loved one faces a domestic assault charge, talk to an experienced defense attorney who knows the law and the legal options available to you.
Source: Clarksville Leaf-Chronicle: "CRIME WATCH: Woman accuses man, finds herself charged with assault," Luke Thompson, Nov. 27, 2011