Domestic fight escalates, one arrest made

BEDFORD – A Bedford man was arrested on a warrant on Friday after an incident that occurred on  September 30, 2022. 

On September 30th at approximately 6:59 a.m. a female contacted Lawrence County Dispatch requesting to speak with an officer in reference to a domestic fight in the 100 block of Patricia Lane. The woman requested officers meet her.

The woman told police her elbow was broken and she had been choked during the domestic fight. 

The woman met the officer at Shawswick Elementary. 

The officer asked the woman what happened. She was holding her left elbow and crying.
The woman told police she had gone to her boyfriend’s house 32-year-old Marshall Fletcher at 120 Patricia Lane to do laundry and stay with him the night before. 

Marshall Fletcher

The woman alleges Fletcher work up mad because she was not being intimate enough with him. The woman told police she had seen a text message from another woman on Fletcher’s phone and when she “called him out” on it he allegedly got mad.

He allegedly grabbed her by her hair, shirt, and neck and threw her out the front door yelling at her to leave. 

The officer said there was a red mark on the left side of the woman’s neck. 

While being pushed out the door, Fletcher allegedly took a hammer and hit the door next to her head. The woman repeatedly said she didn’t want to get Fletcher in trouble. She told the officer she believed her elbow was injured after Flecther allegedly slammed the door shut and the door hit her in the elbow.

The officer then asked the woman if she wanted him to call an ambulance and the woman refused.

After speaking to the woman, she left to go to the hospital and the officer went to speak to Fletcher but he was not home.

Police then learned the woman did not go to the hospital for treatment and she did not contact the officer again. 

The information was forwarded to the Lawrence County Prosecutor’s Office and a warrant was issued for Fletcher’s arrest on charges of domestic battery.