A man was caught literally red-handed after the blood from his victim was found staining his hands.
Kenny Eugene Solomon, 54, has entered a guilty plea before General Sessions Judge Bill Locke to the charge of domestic assault. He will serve 90 days of an 11-month, 29-day sentence along with another 30 days for violation of probation. He will also have to undergo drug intervention classes and a drug and alcohol assessment. He and his victim can have no contact with one another until the victim also attends four classes.
The requirement that she also attend classes comes after both she and Solomon were found to be intoxicated when police arrived to answer a domestic disturbance call.
“She (the victim) had blood coming from her mouth and was missing a tooth,” said McMinnville Police Sgt. Justin Shrum.
Solomon told police the victim had fallen and hit her mouth during their argument. The victim disputed Solomon’s claim, saying he hit her during their domestic dispute.
“She said he had hit her and knocked her tooth out,” Shrum recalled.
During Solomon’s claim of innocence, Shrum happened to notice something on his hands.
“There was red blood on the inside of his right hand,” Shrum observed.
When confronted with the blood on his hands, Solomon refused to admit his involvement.
“He said it was there from where he tried to help her up after she had fallen,” Shrum noted.
Police did not believe Solomon’s claim and filed the charges against him, determining him to be the primary aggressor in the domestic dispute.