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37-year-old Musician Russell Garner had a domestic dispute with his wife, Kelly Macfarlane, at their shared residence on Lady Nashville Drive on December 30th. Officers spoke to Macfarlane, who advised them that she barricaded her and her son in the room in fear of Garner. She told them that he had recently been physically and mentally abusive to her. She said nothing physical happened that day, but he threatened to take their son away from her. Macfarlane then explained that Gartner assaulted her a few days prior when they argued on Christmas morning. She stated that she went to their spare bedroom, and he followed, standing outside the door. Macfarlane told him she would be sleeping in the room and that he needed to leave her alone. The couple continued to argue because Garner did not want Macfarlane to sleep in the room with his work things. Macfarlane then shut the door and tried to lock it, but Garner already had the handle turned before slamming into it, causing the door to hit Macfarlane and knock her down. Officers observed a large bruise on Macfarlane’s left knee and reviewed an audio recording she had of the incident. Russell Garner was taken into custody for domestic assault.
Russell Garner of Lady Nashville Drive in Hermitage, TN, was booked into the Metro Nashville Jail on December 30th, charged with domestic assault. He is free on a $1,500 bond.
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