Husband, wife, both charged with domestic violence in Corinne

Nov 11 2013 - 1:56pm

BRIGHAM CITY -- Charges have been filed against both the husband and the wife in a domestic violence case.

Amy Edwards, 30, and Timothy Edwards, 26, are both charged with assault and domestic violence in the presence of a child in Box Elder County Justice Court.

Amy Edwards is additionally charged with destruction or interfering with a communication device for trying to keep her husband from calling the police, according to the allegations.

But call he did in the Nov. 2 incident in the couple's Corinne Home, according to County Sheriff's reports.

"It is uncommon, but it's not the first time I've heard of it," Sheriff's Sgt. Dave Murphy said of the rarity of spouses becoming both the victim and the perpetrator in a domestic violence case.

"They both had the opportunity to withdraw and did not," he said. "The situation escalated to where they were both assaulting each other and became mutual combatants."

The couple's argument broke out as they were putting their young child to bed, according to Deputy S. Archuleta's report on the incident. Murphy quoted her as writing, "It was apparent I was not being given the complete story from both parties."

Injuries were minor, with the Edwards' declining medical assistance. "We always ask if they want an ambulance," Murphy said.

The child was unhurt.

Charges were filed Wednesday in the justice court. An arraignment date before Judge Kevin Christensen is pending.

Contact reporter Tim Gurrister at 801-625-4238, Follow him on Twitter at @tgurrister


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