A 23-year-old Tennessee woman was arrested after allegedly assaulting her girlfriend during an argument over food. Lillian Barnett got into the fight with her partner at their Fay Creek Road home on March 13, an altercation that “started over chicken nuggets,” though no further details were given. While physically abusing your partner is enough grounds for arrest, WKRN-TV reports that she became even more violent and unruly after police arrived at the scene.
Bedford County Jail
- Barnett wasn’t about to go down without a fight. According to the Shelbyville Times-Gazette, after deputies cuffed Barnett and placed her in the patrol car, she repeatedly head-butted and kicked the car’s windows “for several minutes.” However, officers were eventually able to transport her to the Bedford County Jail.
- Deputy Brandon Jarrell was the target of much of her wrath. According to Jarrell, Barnett “bit him numerous times on his right arm” as he transported her to his holding cell. Not only that, but she kept punching the wall of the facility as she left. The biting was of particular concern as “in the past, Barnett had previously said she was positive for Hepatitis C,” WKRN reports.
- Barnett is facing quite a few charges. After being booked, Barnett was charged with charged with domestic assault, resisting arrest and disorderly conduct and held on $12,000 bond. It’s unclear whether or not Barnett was intoxicated at the time of the arrest, nor was it reported whether her partner was seriously injured or required medical help.