By Ray King
A Jefferson County man was arrested Monday after he allegedly bit and choked his wife on several occasions last week.
Emoyro Livingston, 43, was taken into custody after White Hall Police had issued a BOLO (be on the lookout) for Livingston following incidents on the 17th and 18th of September.
During a court hearing Tuesday, Deputy Prosecutor Beth Carson said a White Hall officer was sent to an apartment on Hoadley Road where Livingston’s wife said her son and Livingston had gotten into a physical altercation and he then choked her. Since there was no sign of injuries, Livingston was allowed to leave for the night.
Carson said an officer was sent back the next day and told the court what the officer reported.
After Livingston was arrested, he was questioned by White all Police Investigator Clayton Cantrell and Cantrell reported Livingston said he and his step-son had gotten into an altercation over an air conditioner and said the step-son struck him but he did not want to press any charges.
He denied choking or biting his wife and said she was just trying to get him into trouble.
Carson said Livingston has prior convictions for residential burglary and theft by receiving and for being a felon in possession of a firearm and second-degree battery in Pulaski County.
Jefferson County District Judge Kim Bridgforth set a $15,000 bond for Livingston Tuesday after ruling prosecutors have probable cause to charge him with aggravated assault on a family or household member. He was ordered to have no contact with his wife or step-son until the case is settled.