Man strangles girlfriend, threatens to kill her kids during argument about a video

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30-year-old Gerri Barbee was charged with aggravated assault, theft of a firearm, and vandalism after his girlfriend claimed he threatened to kill her and her children before he punched and strangled her over a video of a dancing woman.

On November 29th, Monica Matthews stated her boyfriend, Gerri Barbee, was attempting to show her a video of a woman dancing on his phone. He asked her if she was the woman on the video, but she refused to look at it. Monica stated Gerri then punched her in the face, placed his arm on her neck, and began to strangle her.

Gerri Barbee (MNPD)
Gerri Barbee (MNPD)

According to the report, she told officers that he threatened to kill her and her children. Gerri stole her firearm and fled the scene shortly before Metro Nashville Police officers arrived. Monica’s left cheek was swollen and red, but she did not have any noticeable marks on her neck.

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On December 8th, Gerri Barbee was arrested and charged with aggravated assault with strangulation, vandalism, and theft of a firearm. He was later released on an $11,000 bond.


Barbee, Gerri4586133919 CLIFTON AVE
nashville, TN 37209
Agg Assault – Strangulation
Barbee, Gerri4586133919 CLIFTON AVE
nashville, TN 37209
Vandalism $1,000 or less
Barbee, Gerri4586133919 CLIFTON AVE
nashville, TN 37209
Theft of Firearm- $1,000 or le


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