Jeffrey Mansir beats girlfriend with Yankee candle, strangles dog during argument

Jeffrey Mansir beats girlfriend with Yankee candle, strangles dog during argument

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42-year-old Jeffrey Mansir was seen assaulting his girlfriend, Erin Ulvund, at an Ewing Drive residence on June 1st. Officers arrived on the scene and spoke with a neighbor who claimed they saw a naked woman yelling for help from the residence. Officers then went and spoke with Ulvund, who told officers that she and Mansir had gotten into a verbal altercation that turned physical. Ulvund told officers that following the argument, she went upstairs to separate but returned to apologize. Ulvund had held Mansir onto the couch to apologize, and he pushed her off of him, causing Ulvund to hit her head against the coffee table while falling. Ulvund then continued arguing with Mansir, accusing him of cheating before taking his phone upstairs into the bathroom. Mansir then entered the bathroom, pushing Ulvund against the wall by her neck, asking if she was recording him. Ulvund told officers that Mansir then demanded the video as well as the username and password for her Apple ID account. Ulvund told Mansir that she did not record him, but he did not believe her. Mansir then pulled Ulvund onto the bed and held her down before he started striking her in the face with a Yankee Candle. This caused severe bruising and swelling to her face.

Ulvund informed officers that Mansir told her, “I don’t want to go back to jail. I have to murder you,” before he grabbed a drill bit and put it to her neck. Mansir also held the drill bit to their dog’s neck as well as choking it, telling Ulvund that he would kill the dog. Ulvund told officers that her phone was shattered during the altercation. Ulvund ran outside and screamed for help in the front yard, getting her neighbor’s attention. Mansir then went outside and dragged Ulvund back into the house before she ran out to the residence’s backyard to yell for help again. Ulvund made it to her car and then fled the scene. Mansir was not on the scene when officers arrived, and while speaking with Ulvund, they were alerted of Mansir’s vehicle. Officers initiated a traffic stop on Mansir’s vehicle near an intersection of Ewing Drive and Brick Church. Officers spoke with Mansir, who stated that he and Ulvund argued earlier, but Ulvund was drunk while high on cocaine. Mansir told officers that she tried to apologize, but he pushed her, which caused her to hit her head. Mansir then claims he tried to make amends with Ulvund, but she left the scene. Mansir claims that he left the scene to avoid any more conflict but wanted to return so he could check on his dog. Officers also observed a significant amount of blood on the bed and bathroom of the residence. Due to the injuries and statements, Mansir was deemed the primary aggressor and was taken into custody for aggravated assault, animal cruelty, vandalism, and aggravated kidnapping.

Jeffrey Mansir (MNPD)
Jeffrey Mansir (MNPD)

Jeffrey Mansir was booked into the Metro Nashville Jail on June 1st, charged with aggravated assault, vandalism, especially aggravated kidnapping, and animal cruelty. A judicial commissioner set his bond at $96,000.

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