Marian Searchwell’s husband said his wife grew enraged after he decided to bring home a “female visitor.”
“Specifically, Searchwell began yelling at (her husband),” an Indian River County Sheriff’s deputy wrote in a recently released arrest affidavit.
The husband said Searchwell — his wife of five months — grabbed his neck during the 10:10 p.m. Jan. 26 incident, leaving abrasions.
Searchwell’s account of the apparent domestic donnybrook in the 400 block of 43rd Avenue Southwest in Vero Beach differed.
The 56-year-old woman said she was in the master bedroom when her husband appeared, asking that she leave “in order for him and his female visitor to use the bed.”
“When she did not comply with his request, he picked her up from the bed,” the affidavit states.
Searchwell said she grabbed her husband’s shirt and his neck.
The affidavit did not state why Searchwell’s husband and his “female visitor” wanted to use the bed.
Typical uses for beds include sleeping, napping, slumbering, dozing, snoozing, getting 40 winks or some shuteye. They also can be employed by children as a make-shift trampoline, or modified with the addition of wheels for use in a so-called bed race.
In any case, the affidavit did not state whether Searchwell’s husband and his “female visitor” were afforded use of the bed. Nor did the affidavit state whether the bed was a twin, full, queen, king, bunk, Murphy or a rollaway.
Searchwell was arrested on a misdemeanor domestic battery charge.