Soldier Matthew Thornton charged with assaulting wife with vehicle during argument

Soldier Matthew Thornton charged with assaulting wife with vehicle during argument

22-year-old Fort Campbell soldier Matthew Thornton was jailed after hitting his wife with his vehicle. The couple had an argument on June 18, during which he grabbed the phone from his wife, Bailey Thornton. She says she tried to retrieve the phone as her husband got into his vehicle, but he placed the vehicle into reverse, causing the passenger door to impact her body. She says after she was hit by the door, she jumped out of the way and was worried he was going to run over her. Officers documented minor injuries to the victim.

MATTHEW HUNTER THORNTON (MCSO)
MATTHEW HUNTER THORNTON (MCSO)

Matthew Hunter Thornton of South Lancaster Rd in Clarksville, TN, was booked into the Montgomery County Jail on June 18th, charged with aggravated assault. A judicial commissioner set his bond at $2,500.

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