24-year-old Malcolm Watson is charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon after police say he struck his ex-boyfriend in the head with a rock, leaving a laceration, and then chased him into a vehicle, where he was trying to retreat, and punched him in the face and bit his bicep. Watson claims he was only punching back from an earlier assault, and that he was the actual victim.
Metro Nashville Police responded to Village Green Drive just before 6 a.m. on August 8th and met with the victim, Mr. Dedric Hayes, who stated he had been assaulted by his former boyfriend. He explained the couple had been broken up for ‘a while’, but still lived together. It started as a verbal argument, and Hayes attempted to leave the apartment so things would not escalate, however, he says Watson followed him outside and struck him in the head with a large hard rock, leaving a considerable laceration, which medics were later concerned with, though he would decline to be transported to the hospital for his injuries.
Mr. Hays explained he attempted to retreat to his vehicle, however, Watson followed him and entered the passenger side. Watson continued the assault by punching him and biting his bicep, leaving marks and injuries. Hays attempted to drive away but drove onto the curb, where Watson exited the vehicle. Watson told police he did assault Watson, but only after Hays has punched him in the back of his head, causing him to fall to the ground.
24-year-old Malcolm Watson was booked into the Metro Nasvhille Jail at 7:32 a.m. on 08/08, charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. He is free on a $10,000 bond.
|Watson, Malcom||GS949602||327 VILLAGE GREEN DR|
Nashville, TN 37217
|Free At Last UFCI||Agg Assault – Deadly Weapon|