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Couple arrested in producer's assault

Wednesday, October 7, 2015 – A Tennessee couple accused of severely assaulting a Nashville record producer and his female friend surrendered to Metro Nashville Police on Tuesday, according to The Tennessean.

Dustin Carl Hargove and Nichole M. Hargove, both 30, of Columbia, Tenn., were believed to have driven their car into Dave Brainard and Deborah DeLoach on Sept. 27 in near Music Row.

An altercation ensued, which left Brainard unconscious. He suffered a broken jaw, which is wired shut, and lost teeth.

Dustin Hargrove was charged with felony aggravated assault and a misdemeanor assault. Nichole Hargrove was charged with misdemeanor assault.

Brainard produced Brandy Clark, Jamey Johnson and Jerrod Niemann.

"I speak for myself and my friend Deborah DeLoach when I say we are overwhelmed with gratitude for the work done by Metro Nashville Police Department's Detective Anthony Chandler, his team and to Nashville's media whose coverage led to Crime Stoppers tips which helped solve this case," Brainard said. "We are humbled by the outpouring of care and support from not only friends and family, but what feels like the entire city. A huge thanks to everyone involved. I'll be sleeping more soundly knowing this part of the process is over."

In a subsequent interview with the newspaper, Brainard theorized that their actions may have been drug induced.

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