Carneshal Stepheny beats roommate with broom


31-year-old Carneshal Stepheny was involved in a domestic incident with her roommate, Sherita Barkley, at a Ridgestone Drive apartment residence. Officers arrived and spoke with Sherita Barkley, who stated that she went over to her mother’s house to address an issue between her mother, Priscilla Barkley, and Stepheny. While at her mother’s, Stepheny turned the aggression toward Sherita and began insulting her. Sherita then proceeded to leave and walk downstairs to her apartment before Stepheny followed her and struck her three times in the head with a broom.

Sherita then informed officers that Stepheny currently stays with her as a roommate. Proceeding the assault, Sherita removed Stepheny’s items from their home and entered her vehicle while waiting for the police. While outside, Sherita says that Stepheny ran up to her vehicle and tried to open the door handles while making threats to hurt her. Officers then spoke with Priscilla, who stated that Stepheny was the primary aggressor and made several threats to Sherita. Stepheny was then taken into custody for domestic assault.


Carneshal Stepheny was booked into the Shelby County Jail on May 10th, charged with domestic assault. A judicial commissioner set her bond at $250.

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