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Corinth Man Arrested in McNairy County Assault Case

A Corinth man has been arrested in an alleged assault case in McNairy County.

The suspect, James Kirk, 38, allegedly “had a knife out” and asked the victim why she took the children and left him, the sheriff’s office report states.

Kirk is accused of “forcing” the victim’s front door open and “making his way inside.” Kirk “started to cry while choking her with the knife in her face,” the report states.

The woman said he was also “slamming her head into the wall and slapping her,” and that “he held the knife to her nose and cut her right under her nose,” the report says. Blood was everywhere, and Kirk dropped the knife and started crying again, she alleged.

She said she could not call for help because Kirk had her phone and that he would catch her when she tried to get away. Kirk eventually left the residence.

A sheriff’s deputy observed bruising on the victim’s neck, a cut under her nose and knots on her forehead. Kirk was arrested Friday in connection with the incident, which allegedly occurred in Guys, Tenn. in March.

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