Friday, May 09, 2008

Husband of KAIT Anchor Claim Domestic Abuse

Source: Jonesboro Sun The husband of a KAIT-TV news anchor filed a complaint of domestic abuse with Jonesboro police on Tuesday.

Mitchell Wright, 42, the husband of Diana Davis Wright, 1105 Dove, Jonesboro, filed the complaint of misdemeanor third-degree domestic battery at 8:42 p.m. Tuesday.


On Wednesday afternoon Diana Wright filed a complaint of filing a false report weith a law enforcement agency against her husband.


Mitchell Wright alleged his wife struck him in the face Sunday afternoon in their home, according to a police report. On Tuesday Mitchell Wright filed a report, claiming Diana Wright, 43, broke his nose during Sunday’s incident.


Jonesboro Police Capt. Kelly Baggett, commander of the department’s Criminal Investigation Division, said police are investigating and he could not comment.


“Mr. Wright advised that on May 4 he and his wife Diana got into a verbal argument,” Jonesboro Patrolman Jonathan Wood wrote in his report Tuesday. “[Mr. Wright] stated his wife then hit him in the face with an open hand, causing soreness to the bridge of his nose.”


Mitchell Wright said he was still sore on Monday so he went to a physician and discovered his nose was broken, Wood reported.


On Wednesday Diana Wright’s attorney, H.T. Moore of Paragould, released a police report that Jonesboro detectives withheld pending investigation.


Patrol officers Rick Guimond and Julie Dummer wrote in that report that Mitchell Wright met them at the end of the driveway of the couple’s home Sunday.


Mitchell Wright said his wife struck him in the face, while trying to knock his hat off, after an argument, the officers reported.


Police reported they could not see any injury even after Mitchell Wright pointed to where he was struck below his left eye.


“... He stated that he and his wife had been in an argument because while they were at a restaurant Mrs. Davis had disciplined their children on something and it upset him that she did this in front of so many other people,” Guimond wrote, adding they’d argued in the car on the way home.

“At one point [Mitchell] Wright asked us to get back in our car and leave and that there was no problem and not to worry about this,” Guimond reported.

Diana Wright said she may have accidentally knocked her husband’s hat off when she reached for their child he was holding, Guimond reported, adding that her hands showed no signs of injury.

Diana Wright told police she left Mr. Wright earlier this year after he pushed her elderly mother, Guimond reported.

Guimond wrote that Mitchell Wright told officers three times he did not want to file a police report and did not want his wife arrested.


Diana Wright told Guimond she would leave the home with her mother and child and would not return for a few hours, according to the report.


In the complaint filed by Diana Wright, a narrative written by Officer Rodney J. Smith says that she contended she did not hit her husband and that he made up the story about being injured. She also told the office

50 Comments:

At 5:50 PM, May 09, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

He sounds like a punk. Who cares if she disciplined the kid(s) in front of other people? I commend her for having the gumption to do it. Spare the rod......

 
At 6:04 PM, May 09, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sounds like he has a problem.

 
At 10:11 PM, May 09, 2008, Anonymous Matt Johnson said...

i have worked with diana and she would never hurt a fly. this guy sounds like he is off his rocker and i feel sorry that diana is having to go through all of this

 
At 11:22 PM, May 09, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

His first wife, Shannon, was the teacher who was killed in the Jonesboro school shootings.

 
At 12:25 AM, May 10, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sad. He needs to date Tamara Henry so he can take a real buttwhoopin!

 
At 8:24 AM, May 10, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

D-I-V-O-R-C-E

 
At 8:31 AM, May 12, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wonder if the TV station reported on it ??? I think it's funny how news people never want to be actual news fodder. Feels a lot different when the bad stories turnt the other way

 
At 8:47 AM, May 12, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

No mention on the KAIT website.

Wonder why?

 
At 1:03 PM, May 12, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Let's get Yalanda Young on the story,.. what a joke she is !!!!

 
At 3:19 PM, May 12, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

yalanda young is sexy.

 
At 3:51 PM, May 12, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

not as sexy as Meredith Mithcell, the KTHV weekend meteoroligist!She's the hottest babe in the region.

 
At 5:32 PM, May 12, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

KAIT doesn't report on MADE UP stories. Mitchell needs help!! Diana would never hurt a fly. So sad he made up lies to try to hurt such a commendable person of the community. And such a great Mother. She has treated his son as her own. Diana has put up with so much with him. I say leave him before he hurts the kids and/or Diana. This is called abuse alright. But it's not her doing the abuse!!!

 
At 8:24 PM, May 12, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I can't believe you people have nothing better to do than comment on a situation of which you have no first hand knowledge. The police have filed their reports, now it's a private matter between these married people. Don't feel you need to have an opinion on everything.

 
At 11:50 AM, May 13, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sounds like we need a REAL anchor in Jonesboro, Mickey Goodwin would fit the bill!

 
At 12:43 PM, May 13, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have known Diana for nearly 20 years. She has done so many wonderful things for this community. She's an incredible mother and always puts her children first. It saddens me that her private issues are being played out in public. And for the comment as to why KAIT didn't air the story, is because they only air the truth and the accusations from her husbands are not true. Just read the police report ( Police reported they could not see any injury even after Mitchell Wright pointed to where he was struck below his left eye.) The only story here is that people LOVE a good story about a person in the public eye. Get a life folks and move on to more important things.

 
At 1:48 PM, May 13, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a crock, just because you have known someone for years does not mean that they are perfect. As far as KAIT only reporting the truth you are so gullable if you really believe that. KAIT is the sorriest excuse for a news team it is pittiful. I have lived all over the United States and on Europe and have never seen less professionalism in my life. The only reason they are still on the air is because there is no local compitition.
I think she did it and he is abused. Why is it that a man can't be abused, how sexist. She will get away with it because she is a TV personality. Now she knows what it is like to have your personal lifes made public.
Like I have always said and believe: "What goes around comes around," hers is now coming around.
Now maybe she will stop and think before she goes out and starts blabbing others personal lives on air. We all make mistakes.

 
At 4:36 PM, May 13, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

mickey goodwin and yalanda young on the same station.

anchor woman would be required to wear lingerie.

 
At 7:05 AM, May 14, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

She is a scary, mentally unstable person. Do not believe what is on the surface.

 
At 8:27 AM, May 14, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mitchell Wright, you need to get off this board and worry about your own problems instead of lying about your wife

 
At 10:21 AM, May 14, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

KAIT didn't run the story because it's not newsworthy. It is, at best, a domestic issue. No station I've ever worked at would run a story about a domestic disturbance call unless someone was seriously injured... regardless who it was.

It has nothing to do with truth. I'm surprised the Sun reported it.

 
At 12:39 PM, May 14, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Horse shit. If the you transposed the mayor and his wife into this exact scenario, television reporters would be knocking on their door with a camera behind them. She's a public figure, and therefore subject to this kind of exposure.

 
At 3:08 PM, May 14, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mickey could clean up this mess!

 
At 9:43 PM, May 14, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mitchell Wright, what would your Mother say about all you have done? I am sure she is rolling over in her grave!!!!!!!!

 
At 10:30 PM, May 14, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What kind of person would comment on someone's deceased mother? Diana.

 
At 7:20 AM, May 15, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What kind of man would push an elderly woman? Hmmmm

 
At 12:32 PM, May 15, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

He sounds like a liberal Democrat.Seeming how he is claiming to be a victim.

 
At 5:08 PM, May 15, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Any guy who allows a woman to beat on him is worthless and weak. Now drop and give me 20!

 
At 6:24 PM, May 15, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

out with the old- in with Yalanda

 
At 7:23 AM, May 16, 2008, Blogger Sheryl said...

WoW!!! I think men use their size and strenth to scare us, but it comes to a point we have to fight back. and I think he is a pussy for reporting it, YOU GO GIRL

 
At 9:02 AM, May 16, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

cute- commending physical abuse

 
At 10:02 AM, May 16, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Aguy who lets a woman beat him is a liberal Democrat!

 
At 4:36 PM, May 19, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The bitch went crazy and punked the guy up side the head. Now tell me, who among us has never had the same thought cross our minds.

 
At 1:23 PM, May 20, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love all of the double standards here... if the roles were reversed, you'd all be calling for his head.

 
At 4:29 PM, May 20, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm calling for his head because he is a whining liberal Democrat.

 
At 12:04 AM, May 21, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Diana has been a great mother to our children. She has taken and raised my son as her own. I screwed up. I pushed the wrong button and I made a very big mistake. I am sure she didnot mean to hit me. I over reacted. I have always tried to be a christian and I have failed big time. Please lay off of Diana she does not deserve this, if anyone does it me. If anyone deserves blame please blame me. This is probably going to cost my family a divorce and I can't say I'm sorry enough. I love her with all my heart and I have not showed it. I just hope someday Diana can find away to forgive. I hope all of you will stop making comments that will hurt Diana or my children. All relationships have ups and downs and I have expected way to much from my wife. I have spent ten years talking about my former wife and the first time I talk of Diana I really broke her heart. I have lost her love and this is killing me. She is a good person that needs to be left alone. Diana, I am truly sorry and I understand the mess I have made. Please pray for our family and if you must take a cheap shot take it at me I have lost a Truly Loving Spouse.

 
At 6:34 AM, May 21, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who believes he wrote that?!

 
At 7:08 AM, May 21, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Man, this guy really is an abused husband-- 'I'm sure she didn't mean to hit me!'

 
At 8:44 AM, May 21, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Who believes he wrote that?!"

I believe it is him...

 
At 1:55 PM, May 22, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a jerk! Anyone that loves their spouse and children doesn't put them through public humiliation. He needs to shut his mouth and quit trying to get to get attenttion by people feeling sorry for him. The best thing for his kids would be to start telling the truth. Diana is a great person and mother. What kind of man bullies his wife and mother in law???
Mitch has proberly posted several comments on this site. He needs to be hit for putting his family through this.

 
At 8:32 AM, May 24, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Diana Davis is one of the nicest, most sincere people in the state of Arkansas. She would never say a cross word about someone, let alone hit another person. If you have ever met her, talked with her or have even been in her presence, you would know that.

To write such horrible things about an individual is simply to fulfill the sadistic impulses of an industry that is so cut throat, they rejoice as a college falls, rather than come to the aid.

I suspect Diana Davis has probably never met many of the people who have posted the disparaging comments about her. Her tact, class and grace under fire I'm sure would be lost on all of them. How unfortunate.

 
At 1:26 PM, May 25, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

When did Jonesboro get a t.v. station???

 
At 3:40 PM, May 30, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have been around Diana on some of her worst days at work and she still remains a nice person. It's known at their church that she is the one that takes care of the kids and is a loving mother while Mitch is an attention starved punk. If you can't handle your business at home, do you really think alerting the newspaper is the best way to solve your personal problems. Good Luck Diana!!!

 
At 12:07 AM, May 31, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It is 'known' in that community that Diana is NOT the one who takes care of her kids. When I worked with her, a babysitter picked them up from daycare.

 
At 1:38 PM, June 04, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Divorce, How many does this make for her?
And she is kicking out his son she has raised since he was young. Maybe she's not what we all thought she was.

 
At 2:26 AM, June 07, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow, if having a babysitter pick up the kids constitutes being a bad mother then it makes me wonder where Super Dad is? I can't imagine that in her line of work she would be busy from 3:00-6:30...

 
At 4:38 PM, June 10, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Her divorce from Wade was because of abuse too...hmmmmmm.

 
At 1:00 AM, June 28, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Her former husband was a queer, that's what i heard. Anyone know more about him being queer?

 
At 7:33 PM, September 02, 2010, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is he ashamed to publically profess his undying love for her? Is he really ready to publicly own what he did? If he were, he would have signed his name. He did not write this. She did.

 
At 11:58 AM, September 19, 2010, Anonymous Anonymous said...

i have had no repsect for either of them after they hooked up while Diana was covering the Westside School shootings. How awful...his preg.wife is shot dead and he rebounds on the news anchor...ewww

 
At 5:02 PM, January 20, 2014, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree with last comment. I know both of them, and neither are the people they portray themselves to be. The son they had together has an emotional and hyperactivity disorder. Very sad story.

 

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