Thursday, 17 September 2015 13:25

Man Convicted of Beating Girlfriend

Shelby County District Attorney General's Domestic Violence Prosecution Unit Shelby County District Attorney General's Domestic Violence Prosecution Unit SCDAG
MEMPHIS – Sept. 17, 2015 - A 40-year-old man with six prior felonies has been convicted of punching his girlfriend and beating her with a pistol because he couldn’t find his marijuana, Shelby County Dist. Atty. Gen. Amy Weirich said Thursday.
Doyan Anderson faces up to 15 years in prison when he is sentenced Oct. 26 by Criminal Court Judge W. Mark Ward.
A jury convicted him Wednesday of two counts of aggravated assault and one count of domestic assault involving bodily injury.
Anderson previously has been convicted of five counts of aggravated robbery and one count of aggravated assault.
He also has pending cases of aggravated assault and being a felon in possession of a firearm.
Following his conviction this week, Anderson’s bond was revoked and he is being held in the Shelby County Jail.
On March 21, 2014, police were called to an apartment in the 1300 block of Clementine where a 36-year-old woman was bleeding from head wounds.
She told police Anderson, her boyfriend, punched her several times in the face and struck her in the head with a handgun because he couldn’t find his “weed.” She was treated at a hospital and released.
Authorities said the woman had an active Order of Protection against Anderson at the time of the attack.
The case was handled by Asst. Dist. Attys. Danielle McCollum and Jamie Kidd of the DA’s Domestic Violence Prosecution Unit which prosecutes felony cases of domestic assault and homicide committed by intimate partners.
The Unit also works closely with the Shelby County Family Safety Center to provide services and assistance to victims and their families.