Posted: Thursday, May 5, 2011 2:57 pm
The Messenger, May 5, 2011
A Union City man was arrested Wednesday on a warrant for assault stemming from an alleged incident involving his wife.
Richard Matthew Turnbow, 26, of 617 North Fifth St. was arrested at 9:50 a.m. after surrendering himself at the Obion County Law Enforcement Complex and being served with a warrant for a charge of aggravated assault.
According to a Union City Police Department report, the warrant was issued after Turnbow allegedly held a knife to his wife’s neck last Thursday following an argument over their vehicle.
Police reported that when Turnbow turned himself in Wednesday, all he told police was that he did not put the knife to his wife’s throat and that he had the knife out in order to cut the vehicle tires. When an officer asked why he did not stick around after the alleged incident, he told police he already knew that when an officer showed up, he was probably going to jail, according to the report.