23-year-old Tadarious Smith was charged with aggravated assault after he strangled his girlfriend twice until she was unconscious and punched her repeatedly in the face, per report.
On November 19th, Shelby County Sheriff’s Deputies Hernandez, Matthews, and Bohannon arrived at the residence of 5607 Shakespeare Drive in response to a domestic violence call. Upon arrival, Brittany Gurley reported that her boyfriend, Tadarious Smith, strangled her.
Brittany stated that Tadarious became angry when she answered a phone call from her friend. She advised that he was drunk and when she asked him to leave her apartment, he refused and proceeded to grab her hair and throw her to the ground. While she was down, Tadarious jumped on top of her and started strangling her until she lost consciousness.
According to the affidavit, she woke up to him punching her in the face, making her nose bleed, and he strangled her again until she passed out for a second time. When she came to, she said she fought to get away from him and locked herself in the bathroom. Tadarious then started banging on the door but Brittany refused to let him in and called the police. She stated that she ran out of the bathroom and he followed her, saying “call whoever you want imma do it again.”
Upon arrival, the deputies noted injuries on Brittany’s face and around her neck. They found Tadarious standing outside the apartment and when they tried speaking to him, he was incoherent. He was detained without incident.
Tadarious Smith was arrested and charged with domestic assault. He is currently jailed in lieu of a $30,000 bond.