Soldier Zachary Hayes body-slams wife and breaks into neighbor’s house

Soldier Zachary Hayes body-slams wife and breaks into neighbor’s house

21-year-old Fort Campbell soldier Zachary William Hayes was involved in a domestic dispute with his wife, Emma Hayes, at State Line Road on October 26th. Emma advised officers that she found something on Zachary’s phone and tried to talk to him about it. Then he began cursing at her, and in response, she turned off his PlayStation. She stated that he began to walk towards her, and she put her hands up in self-defense, so he grabbed her by the hand, threw her over his shoulder, and body-slammed her. She told deputies that her hips hit the couch, her face hit the floor, and she got up and ran over to their neighbor’s, Jonni Contreras’, house. Officers then spoke with Zachary, who told them that Emma found things she didn’t like on his phone, became angry, and began to hit him but insisted he did not hit her at any moment. Officers observed discoloration on the left side of Emma’s face, correlating with her statements, and deemed Zachary as the primary aggressor.

Contreras told officers that Emma got into a fight with Zachary, so Emma came to her house with her son to be in a safe location. Then Contreras stated she heard a knock on the door and opened it, thinking it was her husband, but it was Zachary. He forced himself into Contreras’ house as she was blocking the door, snatched his son out of Emma’s hands, and refused to leave after being asked several times. Zachary William Hayes was taken into custody for domestic assault and aggravated burglary.


Zachary William Hayes of Stateline Rd in Clarksville, TN, was booked into the Montgomery County Jail on October 26th, charged with domestic assault and aggravated assault. A judicial commissioner set his bond at $6,000.

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