David Monk was arrested Friday afternoon for public intoxication and theft of his ex-wife's vehicle.
PLEASANT VIEW, Tenn. -
A grandmother was found beaten to death in her own home and police are pointing the finger at her ex-husband.
Donna Bandy's body was discovered in a bathroom closet of her home located in the 2600 block of Goodsprings Road in Pleasant View during a welfare check Friday morning.
The 57-year-old had not been seen or heard from since Wednesday.
Police said Bandy had just gotten divorced and lived with her elderly mother who had recently been hospitalized and was not home when the murder took place.
Bandy's ex-husband, David Monk, was arrested Friday afternoon for public intoxication and theft of Bandy's vehicle.
He is also being questioned for her murder.
The homicide case is the first Pleasant View police have worked in more than a decade.
"It's just unusual for something like this to happen in this community," Pleasant View Police Chief Michael Douglas told Nashville's News 2. "I'd say it's hard on everybody, family [and] friends. Everybody is close-knit and everybody knows everybody."
Neighbors say Bandy was well-known and well-loved in the community.
"I don't understand why anyone would do it to her, you know? It's kind of crazy," said Brandon Hunter who said he last saw his neighbor Tuesday afternoon.
"She was out in her front yard messing with the dogs she had and then this happened," he continued.