Memphis City Councilwoman Janis Fullilove and her husband appeared again in court Monday after both were arrested for domestic assault last month.
Bond restrictions are keeping Fullilove and her husband, Vernon Chalmers, away from each other. Both of their attorneys are working on getting those restrictions dropped and will be back in court in October.
Chalmers recently hired his own attorney, Kathryn Derossitt.
Derossitt and Fullilove's attorney, Arthur Horne, are now discussing the case. The two are hoping for a dismissal since Fullilove and Chalmers want to work it out.
Chalmers has health problems. He recently had a defibrillator put in and Fullilove is his primary caregiver.
But, regardless of what the couple wishes would happen, the district attorney's office has the last word.
"Typically you see this with people who are married. They've had some issues, but are not ready to move on…to separate or divorce," says Horne.
Fullilove and Chalmers were arrested after an argument Chalmers says began after his wife accused him of cheating with another woman.
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He claims she was drunk when she confronted him at home last month and that at one point she threw dishes at him. He admits to pushing her to the floor and holding her legs down until police arrived.
Domestic assault carries up to 11 months and 29 days in jail.
Attorneys for Fullilove and Chalmers are hopeful they'll resolve the case out of court.