Paul Melton throws dog, slams wife in door multiple times after she turns off computer monitor

Paul Melton throws dog, slams wife in door multiple times after she turns off computer monitor

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33-year-old Paul Melton was taken into custody for domestic assault and harassment on March 26th. On February 22nd, Brittany Melton, Paul’s wife, called the police. When officers arrived at their previously shared Maplecrest Drive residence, she advised them that on February 18th, around 3 p.m., Paul started playing video games and drinking vodka. She explained to officers how it was hard to sleep later that night with him being loud and pounding on the table. Later that night, around 1:20 a.m.- 1:30 a.m., Brittany confronted Paul about the noise, sparking an argument. During the argument, Brittany turned off Paul’s computer monitor, which angered him. Then, Paul grabbed her right wrist and pushed her hand into the right side of her face, causing redness. After this, Brittany asked Paul if he realized what he had done. In response, Paul threw their dog out of the way and repeatedly slammed the door while she was in the doorway. Brittany said that he pulled her up by her wrist and pushed her into another room, where she was thrown across the bed. Brittany provided photos showing bruising on her right foot, right knee, right leg, and stomach regions that were consistent with being closed in a door.

Brittany then stated she started receiving hundreds of phone calls, text messages, social media messages, and emails from him from midday February 19th through February 22nd. She explained that Paul told her she would “see a stalking man” due to her obtaining an order of protection. In the messages, Paul threatened to harm himself if Brittany were ever to divorce him. Brittany said she informed him to leave her alone numerous times and even changed her number due to emotional distress. Still, Paul managed to find her new number and continued to try to communicate with her. Police verified the order of protection, but it had not been served at the time.

Paul Melton (MNPD)
Paul Melton (MNPD)

Paul J. Melton of Maplecrest Drive in Nashville, TN, was booked into the Metro Nashville Jail on March 26th, charged with harassment and domestic assault. He is free on a $3,000 bond.

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