A horrific scene unfolded at a Clarksville hotel last night, where a man was charged with rape, assault and kidnapping.
Clarksville Police say a 25-year old woman covered in blood and crying showed up at a Holiday Drive hotel around 8:30 and asked for a vacant room. She also asked the clerks to call 911 because she said the guy she was with had killed the father of her children and he would kill everyone else if she didn’t get a room.
The clerks gave her a key and called 911, with 37-year old Emmonie Dion Branch of Hendersonville, Tennessee answering the door when officers arrived at her room. Branch had blood on his hands and the female victim was inside crying hysterically.
About the same time, officers were called to a Needmore Road address, where the woman’s husband had allegedly been killed. The husband was found at the home with a visible injury to his head allegedly caused by Branch running him over with his vehicle.
Branch had reportedly been at the home as a friend of the couple earlier in the day when the two men got into an argument. Branch allegedly threw the husband to the ground and ran him over and forced the woman to leave under the threat that he’d kill her children if she didn’t comply.
She was then taken to the hotel and was sexually assaulted, while her husband was treated for head trauma and bleeding on the brain at an area hospital.
Branch is in the Montgomery County Jail on charges of aggravated assault, rape and kidnapping.