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When 18-year-old Mattie Grace Cherry’s boyfriend kicked her out of the apartment Tuesday, she called her father, Donald Cherry to come to pick up her and her child. On the way back, they stopped by Willie’s Memories Bar on Clarksville Pike, where his wife, Rhonda Benton, was finishing her shift. As they were waiting in the parking lot, Mattie assaulted her father by punching his head while he was holding his grandchild, resulting in a bleeding injury. She then attempted to get into the bar, grabbing Rhonda’s finger and breaking it during the altercation. She then pushed an AC unit through a window in another attempt to make entry. They have not bonded her out of jail.
Mattie Grace Cherry was booked into the Metro Nashville Jail on March 29th, charged with two counts of domestic assault. A commissioner set her bond at $5,000.