Couple jailed for fireplace poker beatings

Published 10:49 am Tuesday, October 4, 2016

A domestic situation turned violent Monday night when a two people were jailed after allegedly hitting each other with a fireplace poker.

Clark County Sheriff’s deputies were called to 340 Browning Lane around 9:25 p.m. Monday for an assault.

According to the police report, deputies found 79-year-old Bobby Singleton bleeding from a laceration on his forehead and his girlfriend, 43-year-old Tracy White, with a laceration on her shin. Each said the other hit them with a fireplace poker.

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White said she was lying on the bed when Singleton attempted to initiate sex. When she refused, she said Singleton hit her with the poker on her leg. 

Singleton said he was sleeping on the bed when White woke him by hitting him with the poker. Deputies noted Singleton had a large amount of blood on his head and on his person. 

The fireplace poker was found in the yard.

Both were transported to Clark Regional Medical Center for treatment before being jailed on second-degree assault charges.

In his report, Deputy Matt Eversole noted the pair have a history of domestic arguments which led to violence.

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