Nikia Bell assaults husband during argument over their dog


On May 21st, 30-year-old Nikia Bell was involved in a domestic altercation with her husband, Derrick Franklin, at their Bellevue Boulevard residence. Officers spoke with Bell, who stated that she was in a physical altercation with Franklin about their dog. Bell told officers that Franklin had struck her, which prompted Bell to fight back, making Franklin leave the residence. Franklin then contacted officers from a nearby location and stood by, waiting for officers to arrive. When officers arrived on the scene, they spoke with Franklin, who stated that his wife had assaulted him during an argument about their dog. Franklin told officers that Bell had gotten in his face while screaming and hit him in the face. Franklin admitted to pushing Bell down to get away from her. Franklin also told officers that as he left the house, Bell chased him out of the house and threw his belongings at him. Officers noticed injuries from both parties and could not determine a primary aggressor. Bell was taken into custody for domestic assault.


Nikia Bell was booked into the Shelby County Jail on May 21st, charged with domestic assault. She was released on her own recognizance.

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