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22-year-old Aaron Scarlett was jailed after hitting his ex-boyfriend in the head with a candle holder during an argument on Plus Park Boulevard. Police spoke with Trey Garriques, who said that Scarlett came to his apartment to pick some things up. When he arrived, they started to argue, and Scarlett started to hit him. He then picked up a metal candle holder and hit Garriques over the head and arms several times; Police could see Garriques bleeding from a cut on his head while he was giving his statement. He also had several minor cuts on his left arm and neck.
Garriques told police that Scarlett lived in the same apartment complex. When police found him, he admitted to arguing with Garriques and hitting him over the head with a candle holder. Officers then spoke with a witness who is Garriques’ roommate, and he stated that he heard Garriques call for help from the living room and he saw Scarlett holding something that looked like a knife while Garriques was bleeding heavily from his head. Scarlett fled once he saw the blood. The officers found blood, broken glass, and the broken metal candle holder as evidence.
Aaron Scarlett was booked into the Metro Nashville Jail on April 15, charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. He is free on a $10,000 bond.