(BEDFORD) – Two people were arrested on Thursday after Lawrence County Sheriff’s Deputies were called to a home at 422 Goosetown Road after a report of a domestic fight taking place.
Officers arrested 34-year-old Stacy Blackburn, of 4016 Washington Ave., on charges of domestic battery, and possession of marijuana.
They also arrested 43-year-old Ronald Phelix, of 2502 G St., on charges of domestic battery, and resisting arrest.
According to a probable cause affidavit, before officers arrived Blackburn attempted to leave in a blue Chevrolet Trailblazer.
The vehicle was stopped by a deputy. Blackburn told the deputy that there was no issue. The deputy noted that Blackburn had several cuts on her face and that she was bleeding. She also had marks on her neck.
Police say during the stop Blackburn kept attempting to get back in her vehicle to leave. She was then placed in handcuffs and detained.
In the front passenger seat of the vehicle police found a pint bottle containing alcohol that had been opened and was missing approximately half of its content. Lying next to the bottle of alcohol was a clear cylinder used to hold cigars. The cylinder contained a rolled joint which contained marijuana.
Inside the home, police found Phelix.
He told police there was no physical fight and that the two just had a verbal argument.
While police were putting Phelix in handcuffs for safety reasons, they noticed several cuts on both his hands and saw that his knuckles were swollen.
He was then arrested on a charge of domestic battery.
While attempting to place him in the police car, Phelix began struggling with officers and pushing back on them and had to be forcibly placed in the police vehicle.
During this time police noticed Phelix had several scratches on his lower back.
Inside the home, officers noticed things had been knocked off and forcefully removed from the walls. They also observed clothing had been thrown all over the bed.
Blackburn was arrested on charges of domestic battery and possession of marijuana. She was also issued a citation for open container and driving while her driver’s license was suspended, failure to wear a seat belt and failure to update her driver’s license.
Both individuals were transported to the Lawrence County Jail.