Metro Police say Jacques Jamar Smith called police after his girlfriend, 26-year-old Taquisha Burt, observed a SnapChat message pop up on his phone inside their Hickory Highlands apartment. She then threw a lotion bottle at him before running toward him, attacking him, leaving scratch marks on his back. He attempted to go outside and de-escalate the situation, however, Burt was not open to that option. Video footage corroborated the assault.
24-year-old Justin Brooks was charged with aggravated assault by strangulation after his girlfriend reported that he choked her to the point she could not breathe and then dragged her by her hair out of his apartment.