Patton Punch: Asyriah Eubanks punches boyfriend in face at Belmont’s Patton Hall Dorms, upset over phone messages

18-year-old Belmont University student Asyriah Eubanks was booked into the Metro Nashville Jail overnight after multiple calls from other students in the Patton Hall dorm resulted in campus security responding to a ruckus on the 3rd floor. Eubanks admits that she punched her boyfriend, Derick Staples, in the face, which left a scratch below his eye. She had reportedly noticed messages between Derick and another female on his phone, and he was attempting to explain what the conversation was about, however, she no longer wanted to speak on the matter. Staples reportedly followed her to the 3rd floor, where she resides, at which point she punched him in the face with a closed fist while he was still speaking. Security detained both parties until police arrived. Eubanks posted a $1,000 cash bond.

COMPLAINT:
2021-0591425
ARREST WARRANT / AFFIDAVIT:
I responded to 1805 E Belmont Cir as Belmont security had detained two students after multiple students called on them regarding Ms. Eubanks and Mr. Staples fighting in Patton Hall, a dorm. Ms. Eubanks and Mr. Staples are in a dating relationship. They both advised that Ms. Eubanks had seen messages between Mr. Staples and another female, and she became upset.

Mr. Staples wanted to explain to her why he was speaking with the girl and walked with her back from the cafeteria to Patton Hall, the dorm they both reside in. Once here Ms. Eubanks no longer wanted to speak to Mr. Staples and just wanted to be alone in her room. They had gone up to the third floor, which is where Ms. Eubanks room is. Mr. Staples resides on the second floor.

Ms. Eubanks was upset that Mr. Staples was still trying to speak to her. She then punched him in his face. Ms. Eubanks admitted to punching him in the face, and he had a scratch below his eye. Mr. Staples then said he pushed her arms and self away to avoid any further altercation and walked away. Just after this security arrived to separate them and wait for officers to arrive.
PROSECUTOR:
TAYLOR S HURLEY
SIGNED BY COMMISSIONER / JUDGE:
DANIEL MASTEN
VICTIM:
DERICK DONNY STAPLES @DSTAPES213
Asyriah Eubanks (MNPD)
Asyriah Eubanks (MNPD)
CASECHARGEBOND
GS956397DOMESTIC ASSAULT – BODILY INJURY1000

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DEFENDANT:EUBANKS, ASYRIAH
AKA(s):ASYRIAH EUBANKS
ADDRESS:1900 BELMONT BLVD
NASHVILLE, TN 37212
JMS ID:966694
CONTROL ID:605105
SEX:F
RACE:BLACK
DOB:03/31/2003 (18)
ADMITTED:11/17/2021 12:17 AM
RELEASED:11/17/2021
BOND VIA: CASH/CREDIT

Patton Punch: Asyriah Eubanks punches boyfriend in face at Belmont’s Patton Hall Dorms, upset over phone messages