Police: Man nearly beat woman to death in front of her children

Posted at 8:44 AM, Feb 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-17 09:44:37-05

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF)  — Police have arrested a man after they say he nearly beat a woman to death in front of her children.

The incident happened Sunday outside a home in Whites Creek. According to an affidavit from Metro Nashville police, Percy Thompson was upset over what the victim wore to church. They have some sort of domestic relationship.

The police report said the woman tried to get away but couldn't. A witness called police when they saw what happened.

Police said the woman was taken to Vanderbilt University Medical Center, where she's unconscious after suffering multiple facial fractures.

Thompson was eventually caught eight miles away. Domestic Violence detectives made the call to charge him with attempted homicide because of how badly the woman was hurt.

This wasn't their first run-in with him. They've dealt with him seven other times.

If you or a loved one are a victim of domestic violence, there is help out there. Call is 1-800-500-1119.