Justin Smith punches father in head during argument

Justin Smith punches father in head during argument

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30-year-old Justin Smith had a domestic altercation with his father, Darren Smith, at their West Kirkland Avenue residence late June 13th. Upon arrival, officers spoke with Darren, who stated that Justin had become a severe alcoholic and drank every day. Darren added that when Justin drinks, his aggression is at its worst. Then, Darren explained that he and Justin had a dispute, which escalated when Justin became irate and punched him in the head. Justin’s assault left a bloody knot on the left side of Darren’s head. Officers tried to wake Justin up to speak with him, but he was passed out on the couch, reeking of alcohol. When Justin eventually woke up, he refused to speak with officers, so they detained him. After being handcuffed, Justin told officers that he did not hit Darren. Later, Justin changed his story and admitted that he hit Darren with a stick but that Darren hit him first. Justin Smith was deemed the primary aggressor and was taken into custody for domestic assault on June 14th.

Justin Smith (MNPD)
Justin Smith (MNPD)

Justin Smith was booked into the Metro Nashville Jail on June 14th, charged with domestic assault. A judicial commissioner set his bond at $2,000.

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