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51-year-old Billy Hardwick had a domestic incident with his wife, Melissa Hardwick, at Scoreboard Bar and Grill in downtown Nashville on January 28th. Mrs. Hardwick’s friend, Christy Hubbard, alerted the authorities, advising them that she, her fiancé, Melissa, and Billy, were in Nashville celebrating his birthday when he allegedly hit Melissa on the forehead, knocking her off her barstool. Then, Hubbard stated they had to put him in an Airbnb on Alameda Street, where officers were dispatched. Hubbard advised they separated him for the night due to his aggression and figured he would cool off while they continued enjoying their time. Mrs. Hardwick spoke with detectives, informing them that she was fine and Christy was just worried about her. Melissa told officers that they have been married for 18 years, and he tends to be an “asshole,” admitting that he bopped her on the head. She informed them that he does not talk much, and when she does or says things to “piss him off,” he gets angry. Mrs. Hardwick did not wish to prosecute for the incident, stating she wanted to let things go so they could return to Kentucky in the morning. Then, officers spoke with Hubbard’s fiancé, who said he did not witness the altercation at the Airbnb but claimed Mr. Hardwick was aggressive at the bar and that he got an Uber for him to leave and cool off. Hardwick was taken into custody for domestic assault.
Billy Hardwick of Loren Drive in Science Hill, KY, was booked into the Metro Nashville on January 28th, charged with domestic assault. He is free on a $1,000 bond.
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