CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. - Officials in Clarksville said a man surrendered after allegedly crashing into his wife’s vehicle and running her off the road before reportedly attacking her with a baseball bat.
The incident began at a home on Sturdivant Drive Saturday morning when a 34-year-old woman left her home in her vehicle. Police said her husband went after her in his car.
The man, later identified as 44-year-old Palikna Tosie, allegedly crashed into his wife’s vehicle at Sturdivant Drive and Tobacco Road, ramming her off the roadway.
Witnesses told officials Tosie then attacked his wife with a baseball bat. They said she was hit repeatedly.
Tosie then drove home in his car, according to authorities, and went inside, beginning a barricade situation around 9:15 a.m. Police said they safety got another woman and two children out of the house before trying to get the suspect to come out of his room.
“The suspect refused to come out at first, but soon surrendered before tactical units arrived,” Sergeant Patrick Seay said.
Police confirmed Tosie was taken into custody without further incident.
His wife was conscious and breathing at the scene. She was taken by LifeFlight to Vanderbilt University Medical Center in unknown condition.
Reports stated multiple criminal charges were pending.
Anyone with information on this incident has been asked to call Detective Dominick Sacco at 931-648-0656.