Anthony W. Wilson attacked a woman at her work on Thursday morning. She was left severely beaten with a broken nose and swollen & bruised wrists.
The unnamed woman was simply arriving to work in the morning when a man approached her. He then said, “I’m going to kill you, b****.” and proceeded to assault her.
The woman reported that he repeatedly punched her in the fact which knocked her onto the ground. He then mounted her and continued punching her in the face and holding her down with his knees.
Wilson even attempted to hit her with a portable sign that weighed about 45 pounds but he was thankfully unsuccessful.
Police were called, and when they arrived Wilson attempted to walk away from them. When they were telling him that he was under arrest, he then took up a fighting stance. He continues to resist arrest which brought multiple officers having to step in to control the situation and get him in handcuffs.
“His level of resistance required multiple officers and pain compliance techniques to finally get the defendant handcuffed with his hands behind his back.” police said.
Wilson has quite a history with the law including burglary, theft, drug possession, criminal trespassing, and public intoxication. Today, he’s being charged with aggravated assault, resisting arrest, and evading arrest because of his acts towards not only the woman but the police as well.
The woman is a state employee, and she was attacked just outside of her work at the Capitol. The officers arrived to the scene as early as 3am in response to a report of a woman being assaulted.
She told officers that she cleans the building and was just arriving to work when the assault happened.
After being questioned by the police for information on the assault, she was then transported to Vanderbilt University Medical Center where she was examined and treated for her injuries.
The entire attack was caught on video surveillance.
What can be done?
The city of Nashville has been working towards more effective ways of preventing crime in local areas. Something they could be doing is monitoring areas like this at night when people are more vulnerable to an assault.
It’s clear that the time of night had an impact on this situation. It’s likely that if it was the middle of the day then this assault would not have happened. With that being said, it’s unsafe for a woman or anyone for that matter to be unprotected at a time like this.
Of course, it’s rather difficult to monitor an entire city 24/7, but taking more precautionary measures to protect citizens at night could be a great way to prevent crime. Nobody should have to suffer at the hands of aggressive people when they’re simply on their way to work.