58-year-old Brenda Willis was pinned to the ground by family members after she punched Bryar Hight in the face, and knocked the glasses of the face of her sister, Judy Tarpley, during an all-out brawl at Hunters Funeral Home after they said goodbye to their mother at her funeral service. The argument was reportedly over dividing up property. Willis is charged with two counts of domestic assault.
|ARREST WARRANT / AFFIDAVIT:|
|On 08/31/2021 at approximately 1652 hrs. I Officer N. Deck was dispatched to Hunters Funeral Home located at 208 West Main Street Watertown Tennessee 37184 in reference to a fight in the parking lot. Upon my arrival, I made contact with Judy Tarpley, Bryar Hight, and Brenda Willis.|
While speaking to Ms. Tarpley, Ms. Tarpley stated they were at their mom’s funeral and she was saying goodbye to her, blood sister, Mrs. Willis, Mrs. Willis came to her car window, stuck her hand inside the vehicle, and began yelling at her about their mother’s property.
Ms. Tarpley stated, she exited her vehicle and they began yelling at each other. I was then advised by Mr. Hight that he tried to intervene in the argument because it was escalating. Mr. Hight stated when he intervened Ms. Willis punched him In the face causing his jaw to turn pink and swell.
Ms. Tarpley stated after Ms. Willis punched Mr. Hight, she came after her striking her in the face knocking her glasses to the ground and causing a bloody scratch above her eye. Ms. Tarpley stated, Ms. Willis then struck her In the back. Due to Ms. Willis threatening behavior Ms. Tarpley and her sister pinned Ms. Willis to the ground until Ms. Willis calmed down.
Written statements were taken from Mr. Highland and Ms. Tarpley. Due to Ms. Willis being related to Ms. Tarpley and Mr. Hight by blood and assaulting them she was determined to be the primary aggressor and Is in direct violation of TCA: 39-13-111 domestic assault.
Ms. Willis was arrested and is being charged with two counts of Domestic Assault. After placing Mrs. Willis in handcuffs Ms. Tarpley stated she did not want Ms. Willis arrested and it was just a misunderstanding. Mrs. Tarpley also advised she was not afraid of Ms. Willis and she did not want to press charges. I explained to Ms. Tarpley the laws of Domestic Assault and she stated she understood.
Mrs. Willis was then transported to the Wilson County Jail where she is being charged with two counts of
TCA: 39-13-111 Domestic Assault. These offenses did occur in Watertown Wilson Countv Tennessee,
|OFC NICHOLAS DECK / WATERTOWN PD|
|BRYAR HIGHT / WOODBURY, TN|
JUDY TARPLEY / WOODBURY, TN
|DOMESTIC ASSAULT||0 / ROR|
|DOMESTIC ASSAULT||0 / ROR|
|RACE / SEX:||W / F|
|INTAKE DATE:||08/31/2021 18:05|
|RELEASE DATE:||0/01/2021 05:30|
|ADDRESS:||4980 LIBERTY ROAD|
ALEXANDRIA, TN 37012