Jordyn Denham assaults roommate during confrontation about microaggressions

Jordyn Denham assaults roommate during confrontation about microaggressions

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20-year-old Jordyn Benet Denham and her friend, Mikayla Shaw, had a domestic dispute with her roommate, Shaniya Manae Peters, at Fisk University on the afternoon of February 2nd. On February 4th, officers were dispatched to Shane Hall of Fisk University and spoke with Peters, who advised that she confronted Denham about what she believed were microaggressions. Then, Denham left the room, returned 10 minutes later with Shaw, and initiated a verbal altercation. During this, Denham started pushing Peters with her chest and hands before striking her in the face. Shaw then joined in, and they took Peters to the floor, holding her there, asking her to stay to talk to them. Peters eventually freed herself and ran out of the room, which ended the scuffle. Officers observed multiple lacerations on the right side of Peters’ face as she advised that the incident caused a crack in the drywall. Denham was deemed as the primary aggressor and was taken into custody for domestic assault on February 16th.

Jordyn Benet Denham (MNPD)
Jordyn Benet Denham (MNPD)

Jordyn Benet Denham of 17th Avenue North in Nashville, TN, was booked into the Metro Nashville Jail on February 16th, charged with domestic assault. She is free on a $1,000 bond.

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