Kyle Norman won’t be meeting her at the altar in her white dress, or anywhere else for that matter — she’s in the hospital and he landed himself in jail on a serious aggravated assault charge.
Authorities were called to the couple’s Atlanta home after she called the police alleging Norman attacked her. She claims Norman choked her with a scarf, punched her and shoved her engagement ring down her throat. She says Norman also stole her car keys and broke her cell phone during the incident when she tried to leave.
Norman, 38, enjoyed success with the group Jagged Edge in the late 1990s and early 2000s. Their hit single, “Let’s Get Married” was a popular club tune that captured the nation. The song spent three weeks at the top of the U.S. R&B chart in 2000 and reached number 11 on the U.S. pop chart. The song is a slow love ballad about a man’s desire to get married to his long-time girlfriend, and a club version also was made. The album was released under the So So Def Record Label and featured Run-DMC on some songs.
The victim told authorities that she tried to calm and soothe her fiancé, who allegedly told her “she was gonna die today,” in an effort to escape to nearby neighbors. He had been drinking, she said. She confronted him over his drinking habits, which is when he, in turn, physically attacked her.
When police arrived, they found a very beaten woman, who was described as having welts under her eyes, a golfball-sized knot on her head, a laceration on her nose and burst blood vessels in her eyes, which can be a sign of attempted strangulation.
When they arrived, Norman was running down the street screaming, “I need to go to jail!” He apparently went willingly and was cooperative with police, while his fiancée was taken to a local hospital for emergency medical treatment. There is no word on her condition today. She has not been publicly named as of this writing in an effort to protect those who have been victims of domestic violence, nor is it known how long she and Norman have been engaged. Norman is still in jail and it’s unknown if bail is being set. The group Jagged Edge has been largely inactive for over a decade now.
Reports claim he first became upset when he learned of his father’s cancer diagnosis, and things escalated from there. It is unknown if there has been domestic violence in the relationship before.
[Photo via Fulton County jail]