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41-year-old Martin Haraism was jailed Monday night after assaulting his sister at their apartment on Broadway. The victim stated that her brother was extremely intoxicated, and she took a bath to give him time to calm down and ended up having to barricade herself inside the bathroom. Harasim broke through the door and slammed her head against a wall. He then strangled her to the point of lightheadedness and threw her around the apartment. The victim stated, “He beat the hell out of me.” She had visible bruises and injuries in multiple places on her arms, legs, neck, and abdomen. She also had bruising around her neck from the strangulation.
When officers spoke with Harasim, he denied ever assaulting the victim and claimed she had a mental illness. He was obviously intoxicated and claimed to be an IRS Criminal Investigator and an FBI agent but never showed a badge or provided any credentials. Officers called the FBI field office located in Knoxville, and they had no knowledge of him. Officers then attempted to take Harasim into custody, but he resisted by pulling away. He even stepped on an officer’s foot and would not move. He also attempted to throw his shoulder into an officer but was quickly pinned against a wall to prevent that. While in custody, he threatened to retaliate against the officers due to his employment by the federal government. He stated the federal government would “fuck them up.” He also stated that he would “chop up” the arresting officer and called them “dumb fucking faggots.”
Martin Harasim was booked into the Metro Nashville Jail on October 16th, charged with criminal impersonation, resisting arrest, and aggravated assault with strangulation. A judicial commissioner set his bond at $12,000 bond.
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