Ryania Odom attacks boyfriend with scissors during argument

Ryania Odom attacks boyfriend with scissors during argument

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20-year-old Ryania Odom had an altercation with her boyfriend, Jarvis Burthlong, at their home on 12th Avenue South on January 26th. Officers spoke with Odom, who told them that she and Burthlong only argued verbally. When they talked to Burthlong, he stated that she attacked him with a pair of scissors as they observed the visible lacerations on his body. Odom later admitted that she scratched him in self-defense, stating that she did have a pair of scissors during the argument. She was deemed the primary aggressor and was taken into custody for domestic assault.


Ryania S Odom of Dolan Road in Nashville, TN, was booked into the Metro Nashville Jail on January 26th, charged with domestic assault. She is free on a $2,000 bond.

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