Corey Atkinson charged in assault of fiancèe while drunk with a handgun

Corey Atkinson charged in assault of fiancèe while drunk with a handgun

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24-year-old Corey Atkinson reportedly punched his fiancè in the face multiple times in the basement garage of 501 Commerce building Saturday morning, three witnesses told security. Security for the building told police that his fiancèe, Haylee Hall, said that Corey placed a handgun into her vehicle. The three witnesses attested to seeing Corey hit Haylee. Corey told police that he had consumed alcohol earlier in the evening and denied engaging in physical altercations with her, nor did he know of any weapon. Police observed a large amount of marijuana in Haylee’s vehicle and conducted a search. Inside the vehicle, they found a weapon under the driver’s seat. Corey and Haylee had dried blood on their lips. Corey said that their injuries happened after they drunkenly fell on the ground. He reportedly had visible signs of intoxication and struggled to answer simple questions. His speech patterns were erratic, police stated, and they arrested him for public intoxication.

Corey Atrkinson (MNPD)
Corey Atkinson (MNPD)

Corey Atkinson of E 4th St in Metropolis, IL, was booked into the Metro Nashville Jail on September 23rd, charged with possessing a weapon while under the influence, domestic assault with bodily injury, and public intoxication. He is free on a $3,600 bond.

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