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Police were called to a residence in Hermitage on October 10 for an alleged domestic assault between 36-year-old Mitchell Smail and his wife, Rebekah Smail, following an argument about washing dishes. According to the victim, her husband pushed her in the kitchen before reportedly telling her that he would “Fuck you up.” When she attempted to flee the residence with their child due to this, she stated that her husband grabbed her by the hair and pulled her to the ground before strangling her with his hands. The victim refused medical treatment, and officers stated that neither she nor the baby were hurt.
When officers asked the defendant what happened, he stated that he was arguing with his wife when he threw a bowl of food at the wall out of frustration. He also states that he grabbed his wife’s arm for the same reason, but he wasn’t trying to hurt her. When she then tried to leave, he admitted that he did attempt to prevent her from leaving because “he did not want her to disturb the neighbors.” Due to the fact that the victim and the defendant stated that Rebekah Smail was assaulted in the kitchen, officers took the defendant into custody later that night.
Mitchell R. Smail of Thunder Pl in Hermitage, TN, was booked into the Metro Nashville Jail on October 11th, charged with domestic assault with offensive/provocative conduct. He is free on a $1,000 cash bond.
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