Kirk Neal charged after putting a cigarette out on his boyfriend’s head during breakup assault

26-year-old Kirk Neal is charged with domestic assault after his boyfriend, Lance Perlas, says Neal put a cigarette out on his head when he told him he wanted to end their relationship. He says Neal became extremely upset and physically aggressive and spit in his face and punched him. Neal then reportedly knocked him to the ground and climbed on top of him, and put out a lit cigarette on the back of the victim’s head while continuing to punch him. The victim’s brother, Charles Fine, was able to pull Neal off him, and his mother, Betty Fine, confirmed the events to the police. Officers documented injuries to the victim’s face, head, and knees.

Nashville Attorney Ryan McDowell charged in domestic assault of wife

Metro Nashville Police responded to a domestic disturbance late Saturday night on Laurel Street, where the victim, Jasmine McDowell, fled to for her safety. She told police that her husband, 27-year-old Nashville Attorney Ryan McDowell, punched her in the face after making threats to her in the vehicle while she was driving. She says the couple had left an event, and Ryan was drunk and making derogatory comments toward her while she was driving them home. She was able to record part of the interaction which captured him threatening to “punch you in the chin, and your brain would be dead!” She says once the car was in park he hit her in the face. She fled to her sister’s home and contacted police, who issued a warrant for his arrest. He was booked into custody the following afternoon.

Kristen Gaines charged in assault of girlfriend in downtown Nashville

Metro Nashville Police say 34-year-old tourist Kristen Gaines locked herself inside a bathroom of a downtown residence Sunday while threatening to kill herself. She eventually exited the bathroom, and when her girlfriend, Heather Hobby, asked her what was wrong, she reportedly lunged at her, grabbed her, and tossed her over the couch, at which point she began to hit and scratch the victim. Police documented a partial recording of the incident, along with injuries and a torn shirt on the victim.

Halee Persinger charged after punching boyfriend in face during cocaine withdraws

22-year-old Halee Anne Persinger and the father of her children, Isaiah Cooke, were visiting her parents earlier this week when she became upset that she no longer had custody of her children and couldn’t take them back with her. Both her mother and Isaiah told police about her history of drug use and that she was currently withdrawing from cocaine and was acting erratically. When Isaiah took her outside to attempt to defuse the situation away from the children, she punched him in the face, which was also witnessed by her mother, Leslie Jones.

Johnny Vereecken charged in domestic assault after both parties claim the other is at fault

Metro Nashville Police responded to a domestic disturbance call just after 10 p.m. Sunday after officers say both parties attempted to report the other for assault. 30-year-old Johnny Vereecken told police he was just lying in bed when his girlfriend, Debbie Williams, just came in and began punching him on his back, and then punched him in the chest as picked her up and moved her out of the way when he attempted to get up to walk the dogs.

Debbie had a much different story and told police they had been having relationship issues. Earlier on Sunday, she says she caught him at a bar when he stated he was somewhere else. She says they were arguing about their relationship when he picked her up from behind and chipped her tooth with his hand as he placed her back on the ground. She says only after her tooth was chipped did he call 911 and claim he was also assaulted. Police say both parties were drinking, and each claimed the other was the primary aggressor. Due to the girlfriend’s injuries and other factors, Vereecken was determined to be the primary aggressor and taken into custody.

David Lasalle charged after assaulting girlfriend inside vehicle, leaving her bloody

Diane Elise Delpapa says her boyfriend, 44-year-old David Lasalle, punched her in the face while she was in his vehicle on June 4th, leaving her with a bleeding nose. She got out of his vehicle at the offramp of the interstate, walked to a gas station on Old Hickory Blvd, and called police. As police arrived, they observed Lasalle’s Chevy Equinox pull up beside her and speak to her, but he quickly fled that area as police approached him. She explained to the police what happened, and a warrant was issued for his arrest. He was booked on that warrant this week, charging him with domestic assault with bodily injury.

Tennessee TikTok lovers duel it out during dirty breakup — Giovanna Dalessandro & Avery Holt

A Tennessee TikTok duo with around 5 million combined fans across their platforms each found themselves in a Clarksville, TN, jail this week, only hours apart. The former lovers, 21-year-old Giovanna Linda Marie Dalessandro & 20-year-old Avery Noverra Holt, who lived together at Kirkwood Place, recently broke up, and ‘Gio’ returned to Texas. This week Gio returned with a posse that included his mother and a diva with alleged brass knuckles to retrieve some of his belongings, and things quickly escalated, landing three people in jail after police say Gio brandished a handgun and Gio’s mother says she was assault by Avery.

Graycen Carter charged in assault of his girlfriend inside North Nashville apartment

23-year-old Graycen Carter is charged with the domestic assault and bodily injury of his girlfriend, Taylor Guarino, at his Nashville apartment Friday night. Police observed a video that reportedly shows Carter pushing her, which he says was “only to get her out of my room.” However, police also responded to a fight between the couple on the day prior, but only separated the parties for the night instead of making an arrest. The victim had bruising from the assault and says she was only trying to gather her clothes so she could return to New York after her visit.

Pennsylvania Couple brawl it out in Dream Hotel Elevator in Nashville — Kevin & Kasey Bledsoe

A married couple from Pennsylvania came to Nashville this weekend and ended up behind bars after they brawled in the elevator of the Dream Hotel in downtown Nashville. 42-year-old Kasey Bledsoe and 45-year-old Kevin Bledsoe were both charged with domestic assault with bodily injury after officers viewed a security video that shows the couple in a verbal argument in the elevator of the hotel when Kasey pushed her husband with substantial force against the wall and strikes him on his head with an open hand, leaving a visible injury on his head. Kevin is then seen punching his wife in the head, also leaving a visible injury. He then shoves her head onto the floor.