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Domestic violence clearance rates remain the same during pandemic

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Earlier this year, WREG reported a decrease in domestic violence during the pandemic, despite more calls for help.

One of those victims was Sherron Thompson’s daughter, living out of a motel with her six children in June.
 
“She was homeless and getting away,” Thompson said.

According to an affidavit, the father of her daughter’s children found her at the motel, kidnapped her, punched her in the head and choked her until she passed out.

“I couldn’t believe he’d do a thing like that. But he did. He tore me up because I could’ve lost a daughter,” Thompson said.

Court records show she managed to escape and call police.

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