Skylar Richard assaults mother’s boyfriend with pocket knife

Skylar Richard assaults mother’s boyfriend with pocket knife

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19-year-old Skylar Richard came out of her room yelling after being woken up by an argument between her mom and Dayton Fortenberry, her mom’s boyfriend, on the morning hours of October 23rd. Officers were dispatched to Elm St. for a call of service regarding a domestic disturbance. Fortenberry spoke with officers as they arrived and told them that he and his girlfriend got into an argument that woke up Richard. Fortenberry then stated that Richard came out of her room yelling at him before returning to her room, grabbing a pocket knife and brandishing it. Officers were advised that Fortenberry walked backward out of their house as he was fearful of the possible bodily harm that could be dealt. When Richard was questioned, she confirmed with officers that she was woken up from an argument and that she went to her room to grab a pocket knife after she and Fortenberry exchanged words. Richard admitted that she threw the pocket knife in Fortenberry’s vicinity to incite fear and was taken into custody for aggravated assault.

Skylar Richard (MNPD)
Skylar Richard (MNPD)

Skylar Richard of Elm Street in Madison, TN, was booked into the Metro Nashville Jail on October 23rd, charged with aggravated assault. She is free on a $1,500 bond.

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