Man Accused Of Beating Wife With Block Of Ham

Mooresburg, Tenn. (AP) -- The coffee table attack may have been a mere prelude for the ham assault.

Suzette Pearson of Mooresburg says she and her husband argued about beer money early Tuesday before he hit her with a block of ham.

Hawkins County deputies charged David Allen Pearson of Mooresburg with aggravated domestic assault and domestic vandalism.

Wednesday, a judge sentenced Pearson to seven days in jail on an earlier assault charge.

That one was filed March 15th after deputies were sent to the Pearsons' home where Suzette Pearson complained that her husband had hit her with a coffee table. Deputies found a table broken in half in the living room.

David Pearson had told deputies he didn't know how the table got broken or how his wife was hurt, but this week, he pleaded guilty to a reduced charge of domestic assault.

Copyright 2007 by the Associated Press. All rights reserved.


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  • by P. Brotherton Location: Atlanta, Georgia on Jun 11, 2007 at 04:17 AM
    What happened to the ham?
  • by Anna Location: Baltimore on Jun 7, 2007 at 11:28 AM
    ...you know you're a redneck when...
  • by Brad Location: Pittsburgh on Jun 4, 2007 at 05:51 PM
    It's unfortunate that we are making light of this situation just because the person in question was battered with a block of ham. Spousal abuse is a serious problem in America, and deserves respectful commentary whether the abuse involves household items, kitchen products, cleaning devices, food products, or animals (it actually happens all the time). My prayers go out to this man's wife.
  • by Tim Location: Blaine, Tn on May 28, 2007 at 09:30 PM
    LOLROFLMAO! Sounds like this couple outta start saving their own beer money instead of plitting it because their arguments always seem to end in "HER" getting hit with whatever "HE" can grab to hit her with at the time! Either that or they need to quit drinking...which I think is out of the question! What's next? An end table? LOL!
  • by Mistee Location: Philadelphia on May 18, 2007 at 07:34 PM
    White Trash..... You people make other states think we are all like that. Move to Alabama.

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