Texts, pictures on cell phone lead to arrest after violence

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

By Karen Hall

Staff Writer

A Lewisburg woman's reaction to what she found on her husband's cell phone led to her arrest earlier this week.

Christy L. Long, 32, of 5th Avenue North, was "angry at him for text messaging another woman and for having nude pictures on his phone of other women," reported Lewisburg Police Officer Jennifer McDonald.

Long and her husband spent Sunday night arguing over their failing marriage, and he left the house to sleep in his pickup truck about 2 a.m. Monday, according to McDonald. A short time later, Long allegedly set a box with her husband's cell phone in it on fire on the roof of the truck. She then threw a Skil saw through the back window of the truck, covering the victim with broken glass, and fled in her vehicle, but was arrested a short time later.

Long was charged with aggravated domestic assault, arson of personal property, and resisting arrest. Her bond was set at $11,500, and she is due in Lewisburg City Court on Sept. 10.