Domestic assault leads to neighborhood evacuation

By TOMI L. WILEYSpecial to The Wilson PostMT. JUILET -- A Providence-area neighborhood was evacuated Monday night after police responded to a domestic assault that led to a woman barricading herself in her home with multiple weapons, police said Tuesday.Around 8:55 p.m., Monday, June 7, Mt. Juliet Police responded to a domestic assault call at 1013 Bradford Park Drive, in the Providence area of Mt. Juliet, according to Mt. Juliet Police Chief Andy Garrett. Upon arrival officers made contact with the resident, Tony Ferrer. Ferrer stated to officers that his girlfriend, Christina Spiceland, had allegedly assaulted him. Officers said they observed visible signs of assault on Ferrer’s person. Officers then attempted to make contact with Spiceland, who had locked herself in the residence. Ferrer had stated to officers that weapons were present in the home and Spiceland was possibly armed. Officers evacuated the immediate area and established a perimeter around the residence. Nearby residents were evacuated for their safety while Mt. Juliet officers made several attempts to communicate with Spiceland but were unsuccessful.After several attempts, MJPD Crisis Negotiator Sgt. Scott Fulton was able to talk Spiceland into a peaceful surrender to authorities. Officers conducted a search of the residence and reportedly located two firearms that were confiscated from the residence. Officers also located and confiscated steroids and a third firearm out of a vehicle at the residence. Ferrer was arrested for Simple Possession of Schedule III and Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernlia. Spiceland was arrested for Domestic Assault. Additional charges are pending in this case.Editor’s Note: Tomi L. Wiley is the editor of The Chronicle of Mt. Juliet. She may be contacted at