Man arrested, accused of attempted murder on his wife - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Man arrested, accused of attempted murder on his wife

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MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) -

A man is in jail after police said he tried to kill his wife.

According to the affidavit, the two were arguing and it became physical when Steve Perry, 45, and his wife got into a vehicle.

The victim said she got into the vehicle and Petty began attacking her head and body.

The victim said Perry made threats to kill her and sped up, driving erratically.

The victim told police she got her seatbelt on just as Perry slammed the vehicle into a tree in an attempt to kill her.

She then said Perry pulled her from the vehicle, slammed her head onto the concrete several times, bit her on the face, and tried to gouge her eye out.

Witnesses were able to detain Perry until police arrived.

The victim was taken to the hospital in critical condition.

Perry is charged with attempted first-degree murder and domestic assault.

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