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TBI investigating DA assault case

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (FOX13) -

A Shelby County Assistant District Attorney remains in a Memphis hospital as the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation looks into her alleged assault last week.

In a published report, Shelby County DA's Office Spokesperson Vince Higgins confirmed 40-year-old Kate Edmands suffered head and back injuries suffered injures during an assault inside her home.

Edmands was hired by former county District Attorney General Bill Gibbons in 2008. She has been prosecuting mostly domestic violence cases in General Sessions Division 10.

Though the DA has refused to shed light on any particulars about the case, a number of reliable sources told Fox13 News since her separation from a Memphis Attorney, Edmands has been dating a Memphis police officer.

When asked about their investigation into Edmands alleged assault, the TBI issued a statement:

"I can confirm that the District Attorney General has requested TBI to investigate Edmands being assaulted in her home and the case has been assigned to a TBI agent. When the investigation is complete, TBI will turn its case file over to the DA to review. At this time, I am unable to name potential suspects, as no one has been charged."

The statement confirmed they were asked to conduct the investigation by Shelby County District Attorney General Amy Weirich.

No potential suspects were named and no one has been charged.

When asked this morning about MPD's involvement in the case, Police Director Toney Armstrong was also tight-lipped, "That case has been turned over to the TBI. We're no longer involved in the investigation of that."

Edmands is a native of Maine. She previously worked as an assistant state's attorney in Charles County, Maryland.

TBI spokesperson Kristen Helm said as soon as the bureau's investigation is over, the information will be turned over to the Shelby County Prosecutor's Office.

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