Accusations of wrongdoing can fly when a couple is enraged by a domestic dispute. Clarksville police recently responded to an alleged domestic assault led to several charges being filed.
A 26-year-old Clarksville woman called police in the middle of the night to report that her estranged husband had stolen some of her possessions. She claimed the spouse held her against her will in a room at a Riverside Drive residence.
The wife told responding officers that the couple had been fighting. Her 24-year-old spouse reportedly trapped her in a room, and then held the door closed so she could not get out. The woman said she phoned for help after managing to escape.
The husband counterclaimed that his wife had two husbands. The most recent marriage had allegedly taken place out of state more than a month earlier; an allegation the woman denied three times. Investigators learned that the battling couple in Clarksville was in the process of divorce, but their marriage was legally intact. The woman's second marriage was reportedly verified by officers.
Police also reported that they noticed the wife had an unmarked pill bottle containing more than a dozen narcotics. The woman was charged with drug possession, filing a false report and bigamy. The husband was formally accused of assaulting and falsely imprisoning his wife.
Another Clarksville couple will also require criminal defense attorneys. The pair, a 41-year-old man and 25-year-old woman, is faced with charges of manufacturing methamphetamine in the presence of children.
Charges of aggravated child abuse were added to paraphernalia possession and drug-making charges by a grand jury. The indictment additionally charged the Montcrest Drive woman with the promotion of methamphetamine production.
Source: Clarksville Leaf-Chronicle, "Clarksville Police arrest woman for bigamy, false report, drugs," May 17, 2012