Laurel Padgett becomes “out of control”, attacks step-father during altercation

Laurel Padgett becomes “out of control”, attacks step-father during altercation

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21-year-old Laurel Padgett had a domestic incident with her stepfather, David Frankenberg, at his Laurel Street Apartment in the early hours of March 16th. When officers arrived, they spoke with Frankenberg, who advised them that he picked Padgett up from a hotel where she had been drinking. Frankenberg advised that Padgett then “flipped out” at his apartment when they went to bed. He added that she became “out of control” and began banging on his bedroom door. After Frankenberg answered the door, an argument ensued, which turned physical when she ran at him, throwing punches and scratching him. Frankenberg’s wife, Padgett’s mother, witnessed this and corroborated Frankenberg’s statements, telling officers that Laurel was the primary aggressor. Frankenberg and Padgett’s mother told officers that they had issues in the past with her but that this time was the worst they had seen her behaving. Officers observed a scratch mark on the right side of Frankenberg’s temple, a red mark on his forehead and the back of his neck, and that his collar shirt was ripped. Officers interviewed Padgett, who told them that she and Frankenberg had a physical altercation where she was pushing and clawing at him. Padgett was taken into custody for domestic assault.

Laurel Padgett (MNPD)
Laurel Padgett (MNPD)

Laurel L. Padgett was booked into the Metro Nashville Jail on March 16th, charged with domestic assault. A judicial commissioner set her bond at $1,500.

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