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21-year-old Demarcion Lyles was booked this week on an outstanding warrant charging him with pistol-whipping the mother of his children until she was unconscious. Police responded to Vanderbilt Hospital to speak with Alisha Thompon, who said on March 6th, while at her sister’s house, Lyles hit her head in the head with a black pistol so hard she lost consciousness and fell to the floor. She said there was no provocation for the attack. During the fall, she injured her left wrist and hand.
During the investigation, Thompson was initially short with police and wasn’t willing to divulge information, but on March 22nd, she reached out to officers wanting to press charges on Lyles. Thompson told police the exact location of the incident and that she remembered seeing a camera in the parking lot where they will see her being dragged out of an apartment after the incident and placed into a vehicle. Police watched the surveillance footage and observed Lyles pull up in a black sedan and the victim being drug from the apartment.
Demarcion Lyles of Farmview Dr in Nashville, TN, was booked into the Metro Nashville Jail on June 3rd, charged with vandalism and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. He is free on a $6,000 bond.