Damali Sommerville assaults girlfriend during argument over her phone

Damali Sommerville assaults girlfriend during argument over her phone

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Officers responded to Stewarts Ferry Apartments on May 16th regarding a domestic disturbance. Rashanda Harris states she was taking a bath when her husband, 23-year-old Damali Sommerville, asked to look through her phone. Harris refused, causing an argument that turned physical when Sommerville began to strike her, throwing her to the ground, then he wrapped his hand around her neck and clenched down. While Harris was on the phone with the Police, Sommerville took the phone out of her hand and threw it into the bathtub, causing it to disconnect. Officers observed marks around Harris’s neck, a laceration on her lip, bruising on her arm, and scratch marks throughout her body. Harris went to the hospital for her injuries and did not wish to prosecute. Sommerville fled the scene before Officers arrived.

Damali Sommerville (MNPD)
Damali Sommerville (MNPD)

Damali Sommerville of Grove Creek Ave in Nashville, TN, was booked into the Metro Nashville Jail on October 3rd, charged with aggravated assault and interfering with an emergency call. A judicial commissioner set his bond at $16,500.

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