Warrant: Assault suspect yelled about her children sold into slavery in Old Hickory

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OLD HICKORY, Tenn. (WKRN) — A woman has been charged after Metro police said she hit someone with a pipe and claimed they sold her children into slavery.

According to a warrant, officers responded to a home in the 400 block of Pitts Avenue on Monday.

The victim told police he and a friend were moving a furnace into his home and Autumn Melhorn, 32, was waiting in his friend’s vehicle.

(Courtesy: Metro Nashville Police Department)

The warrant stated Ritter went into the house and hit the victim in the head and forearm with a pipe. Before hitting him she’s accused of yelling, “This is for selling my children into slavery!”

The warrant said the two did not have a domestic relationship.

After refusing to indentify herself and get into a police cruiser, Ritter was arrested and charged with aggravated assault and resisting arrest.

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