An arrest was made on Sunday in reference to a violent incident that allegedly occurred in Emerson about eight months ago.
Emerson Police were dispatched to a residence on Old Alabama Road on September 29th at around 12:23 a.m. in regards to a domestic disturbance. They spoke with 39-year-old Darrell Brooks McEachern, who appeared to be under the influence of an alcoholic beverage and was alone. He stated that his girlfriend had been out drinking with friends, came home at midnight, and started beating him. McEachern did have a small cut on the back of his head and several scratches on his left arm.
A witness and an alleged victim were in the yard. The witness said she saw McEachern hit the victim and throw her on the ground and against a car. She said she got the victim into her vehicle and left quickly due to her being fearful of McEachern.
The alleged victim stated she arrived home from work by 11:15, and after a verbal confrontation with McEachern, started packing her belongings and putting them in her car.
When she tried to leave, he wouldn’t let her. McEachern reached into the car and slapped her on the left side of the face, which led to a physical confrontation. He went to the passenger side, smashed her phone, and threw her keys.
McEachern then continued hitting her, slamming her against her car, and throwing her to the ground. That’s when she slipped away and flagged down the witness for help.
The victim was visibly shaking with a swollen lower lip, redness on her left cheek, scratches on her left leg, dirt on her clothing, and a torn shirt with blood smeared on the front.
Darrell McEachern was booked into the county jail on Sunday night for family violence simple assault, family violence simple battery, false imprisonment, criminal trespass, and obstructing or hindering a person making an emergency telephone call.