It’s now 11:16 pm on Tuesday March 24th and my wife is at the jail in downtown Nashville. Here is the story:
Right now Michele is at the Domestic Violence Division of the Metro Nashville Jail. She has taken one of our dear neighborhood friends there to file for a restraining order for her. They also know the lady she is taking will be arrested as well when they find out who she is. I need prayer and advise from an expert in this area so I’m writing to all of you. Here’s the part of the story I can share:
Dee (not her real name) has been having ongoing issues with a man who is the father of her child (I’ll call him “Bob”). The issues are violent. After one of the attacks she kicked his car and busted out a tail light. Although he had just physically hurt her he pressed charges for the tail light and had her arrested but she did not press charges on him. Because of that she is on probation and must attend weekly classes but without a car she relies on the bus system. After being late a couple of times and unable to sit in on the classes her probation officer put out a warrant for her arrest. “Bob” knows that she has a warrant out on her so he starts hanging out at her home again and roughs her up knowing that she cannot talk with the police because she will be arrested. This past weekend he had her in a position where the kids feared for her life and one of them hit Bob over the head with a vase knocking him out. She is right now talking with a Domestic Violence Officer who will, in all probability also will arrest her on the spot as well.
She has children so being incarcerated can cause lots of issues. We love her kids and spend a good deal of time with them so Michele and I will do what we can to help but are not sure what we can do.
We need your prayer for this family and for how we can help. I also need one of you who might know someone who could help us. If you know someone who would be willing to help us and has an expertise in any area of her story please let us know or have them email us.