Richmond police Lt. Erlan Marshall is on leave following an incident on Aug. 20 in which his wife admits she bit him and pointed a gun at him during an early-morning altercation at their home in Chesterfield County.
Hours after the dispute, Marshall’s wife, Tawana D. Marshall, 42, was charged by Chesterfield police with misdemeanor assault and battery and misdemeanor brandishing a firearm, according to arrest warrants.
She wrote in the complaint that she tried to lock him out of the bedroom, but he kicked the door open, pushed her on the bed and got on top of her, leading her to bite him and point a gun at him, but he still refused to leave the bedroom.
“He stated you won’t shoot me,” Tawana Marshall wrote. “I said I’ll do one better. I reached for my phone and called the police. While talking to dispatch I explain I had a gun and he keeps following me.”
Erlan Marshall has also been charged with misdemeanor assault and battery.