80-year-old jailed for domestic dispute, Rickey Smiley pays her bail
Comedian and radio personality Rickey Smiley posted bond money for an 80-year-old Fort Worth woman who allegedly tried to kill her ex-husband during an argument.
Tempie Strickland was released from Mansfield jail after Smiley posted the $100,000 bond.
The radio host, whose morning program airs locally on 97.9 The Beat, tweeted out Wednesday morning, “I just posted bail for the 80yr old lady in Ft Worth Tx. So happy.” Smiley is also featured on Dish Nation, which airs on FOX4…olice reduced the charge from attempted murder to aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and Tempie’s bond was reduced. Tempie was released from jail on Wednesday morning.
Police said Strickland pointed a gun at her Sterling Strickland’s chest Sunday night because she was fed up with him staying out late. She pulled the trigger, but the weapon did not fire.
Sterling called police and told them he did not want Tempie charged. But police are required to make an arrest in cases of domestic violence. Tempie says she thought Sterling was going to hit her and just wanted to scare him.
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