Wakenya Rayonna threatens to leave child home alone; assaults boyfriend

Wakenya Rayonna threatens to leave child home alone; assaults boyfriend

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21-year-old Wakenya Rayonna was jailed on March 27th after attacking her boyfriend when he took their child after she threatened to leave the child alone at their home. Xavier Barnett told police that while he was at the gym, he received a text message from Rayonna saying that she was going to leave the baby alone if he didn’t come and get him. Barnett left the gym and as he was driving home, he saw Rayonna walking with their son, so he stopped to talk. They started to argue so he placed his son into the car seat, so he wasn’t in the middle of the situation. Barnett asked Rayonna for the keys to the house, but she refused and demanded her son back. When Barnett refused, she started hitting him. Bystanders were able to separate them before the police arrived. When police asked Rayonna what happened she told them that she assaulted Barnett because he wouldn’t give her the child back.

Wakenya Rayonna (MNPD)
Wakenya Rayonna (MNPD)

Wakenya Rayonna of W Heiman St in Nashville, TN, was booked into the Metro Nashville Jail on March 27th, charged with domestic assault with bodily injury. A judicial commissioner set her bond at $1,000.

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