Derick Smith charged in assault of his boyfriend, who fought back

34-year-old Derick Smith was charged with the domestic assault of his boyfriend, Nathan, on Frebruary 20. The couple had an argument over “relationship issues,” and Nathan retreated to the bathroom, where he says Derick forced open the door. Nathan says he elbowed his lover in self-defense after he was being attacked. The fight continued until Nathan could retreat to his son’s bathroom, where he could call 911. Officers documented minor injures to the victim. Derick told police he was just following Nathan to the bathroom to “talk to him” and that Nathan started the physical fight. Officers determined Derick to be the primary aggressor.

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