Michaela Elam strangles daughter during argument over step-mother

Michaela Elam strangles daughter during argument over step-mother

35-year-old Michaela Elam was involved in an altercation with her daughter, Maliyah Gannon, at their Heritage Pointe apartment on April 21st. When officers arrived at the mentioned location, they made contact with Gannon. Gannon stated that she got into an argument with Elam. After Elam called Gannon’s stepmother a cuss word, she started pushing Gannon away from her stepmom. After doing so, Elam grabbed Gannon by the throat and started strangling her. Gannon advised that she punched Gannon in the face to get her off of her, which led to a fight.

When officers spoke with Elam, she admitted to calling Gannon’s stepmother a cuss word. Elam stated that Gannon started telling her what to do and pushing her. Elam told officers that after being pushed around seven times, she pushed Gannon away from her. While showing officers the movement that she made to push Gannon away, she formed her hands in a way that demonstrated strangulation. Michaela Elam was taken into custody and charged with domestic assault.

Michaela Marie Elam (MCSO)

Michaela Marie Elam of Heritage Point Circle in Clarksville, TN, was booked into the Montgomery County Jail on April 21st, charged with aggravated assault. A judicial commissioner set her bond at $2,500.

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