South County man assaults wife with dog food can

INDIAN RIVER COUNTY — A South County man was arrested Sunday afternoon after an argument with his wife turned physical.

Jeffrey Tardrew, 49, of the 200th block of 15th Lane SW, Vero Beach, faces one misdemeanor charge of battery domestic violence after he allegedly threw a can of dog food at his wife, striking her on the hip, according to the arrest affidavit.

The can of dog food reportedly left a “red mark” on the victim.

According to the report, Tardrew also threw a cigarette lighter and a tennis ball at the victim. The victim told authorities that her husband “was getting in her face and yelling at her to get away” before he started throwing things at her.

The victim told police that she is “tired of being bullied and physically and emotionally assaulted by Jeff,” according to the report.

Tardrew is being held at the Indian River County Jail in lieu of $500 bond.

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