Emanuel Cordell Kennedy, 37, was arrested after his mother told police that she was hit in the back with a large ham, according to a Union City, Tennessee police department report.
In an interview with police, Kennedy claimed that he did not intend to hit his mother, 55-year-old Brenda King, with the tossed ham. King apparently was not injured by the ham, the size of which was not detailed by investigators.
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Kennedy, pictured in the above smiling mug shot, is being held without bond in the Obion County jail. He is scheduled to be arraigned on the misdemeanor count of domestic assault.