By Bonnie Culverhouse
Minden Police have arrested a local woman for beating her husband with a flashlight.
Sketea Dashiki Shunta Walker, 36, of the 300 block of Country Club Circle, Minden, is charged with domestic battery with a dangerous weapon and serious body injury (felony).
Chief Jared McIver said the complainant reported domestic battery at the Minden Police Department.
“He told officers his wife Walker went through his phone and found upsetting conversations he had with another female,” McIver said. “When she confronted him, she began hitting him in the head and face with her fists. Then, he said she began striking him in the head and face repeatedly with a metal flashlight which she took from his belt.”
The victim reportedly had injuries consistent with his account.
“He also told police he was struck several times with a metal curtain rod,” said the chief. “He had whelps on his arms consistent with his account.”
When the complainant began packing clothes to leave the residence, Walker allegedly put them in the bath tub and set them afire.
The complainant was able to leave the house early Monday morning and reportedly fled to a relative’s house. McIver said he was treated at Minden Medical Center for injuries sustained in the incident.
“He then went to his residence with Lt. Chris Hammontree and Det. Shane Griffith,” said the chief. “They located a weight with blood on it, a bent curtain rod, a suicide note, several items of burnt clothing and other items with blood on them.”
A warrant was secured for Walker’s arrest and she surrendered to police around mid-morning Tuesday.
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