Bedford man arrested after spitting and slapping another man

BEDFORD – A Bedford man was arrested after Lawrence County Sheriff’s Department deputies responded to a report of a fight Sunday in the 620 block of Donica Chuch Road.

William Knight

The caller said 44-year-old William Knight and another man were in a physical fight inside the home.

When police arrived they found a man sitting on the couch and Knight upstairs.

The man told police he and his family had just arrived at the home when Knight began yelling at him about his children trashing the house.

The man told Knight to stop yelling and “shut his mouth”.

That is when Knight got into the other man’s face and then smacked his dog. He then said Knight threatened his children and his wife. The man told police he got into Knight’s face and threatened him. That is when Knight spit and smacked the male in the face.

Witnesses at the home said Knight was attempting to provoke the other man.

Police say children were present during the confrontation.

The man then filed a battery affidavit against Knight.

Knight was arrested on three charges of domestic battery, and domestic battery with bodily waste.