Ex-Husband Arrested In Connection With Woman's Beating Death
David Monk (From Robertson County Sheriff's Department)
David Monk Being Booked Into the Robertson County Jail
Victim Donna Bandy
PLEASANT VIEW, Tenn. – Police have arrested the ex-husband of a woman found beaten to death inside her home in Cheatham County.
Police said 42-year-old David Monk is being questioned in connection to the case, but charges are still pending. This comes after he was taken into custody Thursday night in Springfield in Robertson County for public intoxication. Police said he was in possession of 57-year-old Donna Bandy's stolen car. Police believe he stole Bandy's car not long after her death and took it to Springfield where he was spotted wearing clothes covered in blood.
Bandy was found beaten to death inside a closet of her home in the 2600 block of Goodsprings Road around 8 a.m. Friday after family members asked police to do a welfare check because they had not heard from her in a few days.
"We received a call from a family member, that they hadn't been able to talk to their mom," explained Pleasant View Police Chief Michael Douglas.
Douglas said there were some signs of struggle inside of the home.
The news of the shocking crime spread quickly through the normally quiet neighborhood. Some friends and neighbors gathered near the home to talk with investigators and try and get some answers.
"She was a really good person, she had a big heart," said friend Joan Jones, "I am just
not grasping that this has really happened."
"It is surprising to see all these cars out here and investigators," said neighbor Tatyana
Wilson,"it's a little eerie."
Bandy leaves behind a daughter and two sons. She also devoted much of her time to taking care of her elderly mother.
Monk was booked into the Robertson County Jail on Friday afternoon.
Pleasant View Police said this is the city's first homicide in at least 10 years.