19-year-old Devareous Smith assaults ex-girlfriend during argument over towel

19-year-old Devareous Smith assaults ex-girlfriend during argument over towel

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19-year-old Devareous Smith was jailed on February 14th for assaulting his ex-girlfriend over an argument about a towel at America’s Best Value Inn on Rivergate Parkway. Amanda Diaz told police that she and Smith got into an argument over a hotel towel, which caused Smith to become angry. Smith then grabbed a towel and threw it at Diaz’s face. Diaz walked to the bathroom while they argued. As Diaz walked in Smith’s direction, she noticed he had his fist balled as if he was going to hit her. Smith told Diaz to hit him, so she pushed him away in self-defense. This prompted Smith to swing at her multiple times and shove her to the floor. Smith admitted to throwing the towel in Diaz’s face but insisted that she was the one who swung at him first. Officers didn’t observe any injuries to Smith’s face and determined him to be the primary aggressor.

Devareous O. Smith (MNPD)
Devareous O. Smith (MNPD)

Devareous O. Smith was booked into the Metro Nashville Jail on February 14th, charged with domestic assault. A judicial commissioner set his bond at $1,000.

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