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20-year-old Malachi Blacksmith was jailed early Sunday morning after assaulting his Juvenile girlfriend on Vista Lane. Blacksmith was very vague and wouldn’t answer many questions about the incident. While police were conducting interviews, a vehicle pulled up to the house, and several people got out and began trying to fight Mr. Blacksmith. Officers separated everyone and spoke with the unnamed juvenile victim. She stated that she and Blacksmith were at a birthday party at the Hampton Inn on Dickerson Pike when they got into an argument because he didn’t want her to get into the pool. The two left the hotel and began arguing in the car, where she backhanded Mr. Blacksmith in the mouth. According to the victim, Mr. Blacksmith grabbed her head and snatched her wig off. The victim said she got out of the car and sat on the ground crying. She stated that her boyfriend then picked her up and put her in the backseat of the car, where he pressed her face into a spare tire. The juvenile victim had a red mark on her neck, a mark under her eye, and a dark black spot on her cheek from the tire. Officers observed redness to Malachi’s lip. There were no witnesses to the incident, but based on the severity of the injuries, Blacksmith was determined to be the primary aggressor.
Malachi Blacksmith of Harding Pl. in Nashville, TN, was booked into the Metro Nashville Jail on November 19, charged with domestic assault. He is free on a $1,500 bond.
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