Nickeriona Ashby strangles wife unconscious during argument


On May 9th, 26-year-old Nickeriona Ashby was involved in a domestic altercation with her wife, Ashley Bailey, at a Tangle Oaks Drive apartment residence. When officers arrived, they spoke to Bailey, who claimed that an argument became physical when a fight ensued. During the fight, Ashby Strangled her until she became unconscious. When Bailey regained consciousness, she went to retrieve some mace and sprayed Ashby in the eyes.

Officers observed redness and bruising to Bailey’s neck but also noticed the redness in Ashby’s eyes. Ashby admitted to being in a physical altercation with Bailey but denied strangling her. Officers determined Ashby as the primary aggressor in the first fight, while Bailey was identified as the aggressor in the second altercation. Both were taken into custody by officers, and Ashby was charged with aggravated assault.


Nickeriona Ashby was booked into Shelby County Jail on May 9th, charged with aggravated assault. A judicial commissioner set her bond at $1,000.

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