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Clarksville Police have a Hendersonville Man in Custody for Rape, Kidnapping and Aggravated Assault


The Bizarre Sequence of Events in this Case are still being Unraveled.

Clarksville Police DepartmentClarksville, TN – On May 1st, 2012, around 8:30pm, Police responded to a call from a Holiday Drive hotel, in which a 25 year old woman covered in blood and crying asked for a vacant room.

She asked the clerks to call 911 because “The guy I am with killed the father of my children and I have to get a room or he will kill everyone here”. She was given a room key, left the lobby, and 911 was called.

Emmonie Branch

Clarksville Police Officers arrived within minutes, went to the room, knocked, and the door was answered by a man in his underwear with blood on his hands. The woman was found inside partially clothed and crying hysterically. The man was detained and the woman was transported by EMS to the hospital. Officers saw a gun on the dresser as they entered the room.

Simultaneously, officers were sent to an address off of Needmore Road, where the woman’s husband had allegedly been killed. The husband was found at the residence with a visible injury to his face. Detective Heather Boyce was called to the hotel to continue the investigation.

Her investigation revealed that the suspect, Emmonie Dion Branch had been over the woman’s house earlier to hang out with her and husband. During the visit, Branch got into a fight with the woman’s husband and knocked him to the ground.

According to a witness, Branch then ran over the man with a vehicle. Detective Boyce was further told that Branch forced the woman to leave the residence. He allegedly made a threat to kill the children if the woman did not leave with him. At some point, after they left the residence, the woman was taken to the hotel and sexually assaulted.

Additionally, the assaulted man was later transported to a hospital with head trauma and bleeding on the brain.

Emmonie Branch

Emmonie Branch Name: Emmonie Dion Branch (B/M)

DOB: 3/4/75
Given Address: 242 West Main Street, Hendersonville, TN
Arresting Officer: David Colvin
Charged With: Kidnapping, Aggravated Assault and Rape
Booked Into: Montgomery County Jail
Bond: $125,000.




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