Nashville Kroger Employee Charged With Strangling Coworker

Accused strangler

Accused strangler

An employee at a Nashville area Kroger store strangled and assaulted a fellow employee in the cheese aisle according to Nashville metro police. They say he also broke her finger in the assault that began over an argument about trash.

Police records show Melvin Breaux, 52, got into it with a fellow deli worker in the Goodlettsville Kroger. Cops say Breaux got physical with the female coworker and shoved her. She then fled into the deli kitchen of the store. Once in the deli kitchen, he followed her in while screaming and shoved her again. Police went on to say he threw her into a sink and bent her fingers backwards until one of them broke.

Employees intervened and separated the two. The victim was treated at a nearby clinic for her broken finger.

Breaux was arrested and was charged with aggravated assault for strangulation and booked in the Davidson County jail on a $7,500 bond. He is out on bail.

Melvin has never had any violent incidents or trouble with the law before.