NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — A man who was reportedly beaten in the head with an ashtray by his stepfather is then accused of assaulting a stranger outside of a Broadway business.
Metro police responded Thursday to a home on West Hamilton Street for a domestic disturbance. Officers said Mark Stevens had approached a neighbor and informed him that he needed help because his stepfather, Douglas Cobey, had beaten him over the head with a glass ashtray.
Upon further investigation, police determined that Cobey had intervened in an argument between Stevens and his mother. Officers said Cobey claimed his stepson suffered a head injury after hitting a bedframe, but Stevens told officers that his stepfather beat him in the head with an ashtray.
According to police, they located a glass ashtray on a dresser in Stevens’ bedroom, along with cigarette butts and ashes all over the place. Cobey was arrested on a charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.
Following the assault, an arrest warrant states Stevens went to Margaritaville on Broadway. While outside of the business, he reportedly walked up to a stranger and pushed him for no apparent reason, causing the man to fall and break his hand and finger.
Witnesses told officers Stevens was carrying a large sign that read “I was doing a lot better living with my mom and step dad then my step dad beat me with a glass ash tray.”
Stevens was arrested on a charge of aggravated assault with serious bodily injury.
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