27-year-old Joshua Hunter was charged with domestic assault and vandalism after he put his girlfriend in a chokehold, scratched her chest and leg, and rammed her head into multiple walls.
On November 6th, Memphis Police Officer Fields was dispatched to 1170 Peabody Avenue, Apartment 7 to a possible domestic violence call. Officers spoke to Shametria Anderson who appeared disturbed and shaken. Anderson told officers that she had to run errands and her boyfriend, Joshua Hunter, wouldn’t be able to use her truck to drive to work. The police report stated that Hunter took Anderson’s cell phone and refused to give it back to her. Anderson told officers Hunter began to put her in a chokehold and scratched her left leg and the upper part of her chest.
Hunter then rammed Anderson’s head into a living room wall and a wall behind the nearby door. The ramming put holes in the wall and broke the glass in Anderson’s security door. Officer Fields spoke to Hunter who told officers that he had an argument with Anderson and then became physical as he was trying to retrieve his items. Hunter stated that he pushed Anderson into the walls when she would not allow him to leave. The officer’s report stated that Anderson declined transport to the hospital for medical treatment and completed domestic violence holds harmless form on the scene. Hunter was transported to 201 Popular for processing and booking.
Joshua Hunter was arrested and charged with domestic assault causing bodily harm and vandalism of $1000 or less. He was released on a $5,000 bond.