Fanny Martinez threatens husband with knife during altercation


44-year-old Fanny Martinez was involved in a domestic incident with her husband, Carlos Garcia, at her Wingood Circle apartment residence on May 10th. When officers arrived on the scene, they spoke with Martinez, who stated that Garcia assaulted her. Martinez claimed that she had asked Garcia not to drink anymore. Garcia then smacked her in the face, hit her in the middle of the back, and fled the scene prior to the officers’ arrival. While officers were on the scene, Garcia walked back to the scene and was shortly identified by Martinez.

Officers then spoke with Garcia, who stated that he was the one who was assaulted by Martinez, showing officers a video of her waving a knife around at him. Garcia admitted he was drinking to officers, also stating that Martinez was upset about how much He had drank. Garcia noted as well that this was when Martinez began to get aggressive with him, and that’s when the verbal altercation turned into them both assaulting each other. Garcia claims Martinez threw him on the ground after striking him on the arm and back. He also says that she got on top of him and continued to assault him. Garcia informs officers that Martinez also threw a glass bottle at him but missed. Officers could not deem a primary aggressor, so Garcia and Martinez were taken into custody.  Investigators spoke with Martinez, and she claimed that she had the knife because she was eating watermelon and was only speaking to Garcia while the knife was in her hand. Officers showed Martinez the video, but she was seen slashing and pointing the knife at Garcia, putting him in fear for his life. Martinez was charged with domestic assault and aggravated assault.


Fanny Martinez was booked into the Shelby County Jail on May 10th, charged with domestic and aggravated assault. A judicial commissioner set her bond at $10,000.

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