Rodney Atkins Tries To Kill Wife
Country singer Rodney Atkins was arrested in Tennessee last month for domestic assault after allegedly trying to smother his wife with a pillow. Rodney has since filed for divorce, and insists his wife is lying about the entire story.
According to the court documents filed in Williamson County, Rodney’s wife Tammy Atkins called 911 at 7:47 AM on November 21 claiming the two had been arguing throughout the night in their home when Rodney became violent.
Tammy then told police Rodney tried to smother her with a pillow and later grabbed her by the face and threw her down the hallway.
Tammy insisted that Rodney singer “had been drinking alcohol all night and was intoxicated.”
Tammy also claims the entire assault took place in front of the couple’s 10-year-old son. (Guess he’s going to be involved in this mess at 10. Hey, another Country singer is born right?)
Rodney was booked and released on $2,500 bail, but Rodney says his wife is lying — and his lawyer is calling the incident nothing more than an “unfortunate verbal dispute.”
Rodney’s lawyer says, “When Mr. Atkins realized their child was in hearing range of the argument his first priority became getting out of the earshot of the child.”
The statement continues, “Mr. Atkins realized he would have no recourse but to file a complaint for divorce. He has exercised substantial parenting time with the parties son and he will continue to do so while the divorce is pending.”
“Mr. Atkins wants to thank his fans for standing by him as he is confident the truth will prevail.”