Bedford Man Arrested on Domestic Battery Charge

(OOLITIC) – A Bedford man was arrested after Lawrence County Sheriffs Department deputies responded to a call of a physical domestic fight in the 600 block of 9th Street in Oolitic early Wednesday morning

Bryce Gerkin

When officers arrived they learned the male involved had fled the area.

“The victim reported that a verbal argument escalated into the suspect hitting her with his hand,” says Chief Deputy Aaron Shoults. “Officers observed the victim had a bloody nose and dried blood around her mouth.”

The victim signed a battery affidavit.

At 6:45 p.m. 28-year-old Bryce Gerkin, of 604 9th St., came to the department and was arrested without incident on a charge of domestic battery.

On January 9. 2020 Gerkins appeared in Lawrence County Superior Court I and the court entered a not guilty plea on his behalf.

On January 14, 2020, a Notification of Compliance was filed by the Lawrence County Prosecutor’s Office. According to court records on February 24, 2020, the state filed a motion to dismiss the charges and on February 25, 2020, Judge John Plummer III granted that order.