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.
Kirk Neal was booked into the Metro Nashville Jail on August 16th, charged with domestic assault with bodily injury. A judicial commissioner set his bond at $2,000.