The owner of Carnival Kia Automotive Group, Jerry “Chris” Bostick, surrendered to Brentwood police on assault and weapons charges after an argument with his wife turned physical.
According to a police affidavit, during the argument Sunday evening at the family's Brentwood home, Bostick slammed the front door in his wife's face causing a “visible knot” on her face and red mark on her arm.
Moments later, when she tried to call 911, Bostick knocked the phone out of her hand, causing it to fall to the floor, the affidavit stated.
Bostick's wife fled the home and later called police from the parking lot of Brentwood High School.
She reportedly handed over an audio tape of the argument to investigators. Responding officers did not include in their report if the Bostick's children were present during the altercation.
Officers responded to the family's home and found Chris Bostick had left on foot.
During a search of the residence, police found an AR-15 assault rifle near the bed in the couple's bedroom and a handgun tucked under the mattress.
Bostick pleaded nolo contendere and was convicted of felony carrying a concealed weapon in 1989.
As a result, Bostick is not allowed to possess firearms.
According to records from Florida, Bostick also had arrests for reckless driving, resisting arrest and fleeing.
The 53-year-old surrendered at Brentwood Police Headquarters on Monday.
He was booked into the Williamson County jail on charges of domestic assault and being a felon in possession of a weapon and later released after posting a $5,000 bond, police said.
A November 15 court date has been set.
Bostick did not comment on the arrest when reached by phone, Thursday.
The Carnival Kia Automotive Group includes dealerships in Franklin, Hickory Hollow and Rivergate.
Bostick has often appeared with his family in television advertisements for the dealerships.