Reported domestic disturbance leads to arrest


A reported disturbance Monday night resulted in the arrest of a man who allegedly struck his wife in the face and back, leaving marks that were visible to police when they talked to her.

The woman told officers her husband, Billy Corthion, 52, had hit her several times, Deputy Prosecutor Maxie Kizer said during a court hearing for Corthion Wednesday.

Detective Marsha Oliver reported that the wife was at 17th Avenue and Hickory Street when she called police at about 7:15 p.m. and officers located Corthion at a house on Cypress Drive a short time later.

Kizer said when police tried to talk to Corthion he began yelling and cursing his wife and after he was arrested, police used leg restraints when Corthion tried to kick the windows out of the police car.

Jefferson County District Judge Kim Bridgforth set a $10,000 bond for Corthion after ruling prosecutors had probable cause to charge him with second offense, third-degree domestic battery, a felony.

Bridgforth ordered Corthion to have no contact with his wife until the case is settled, and to come back to court May 16 at 9 a.m.