Charlotte police: Ric Flair assaulted; wife charged

Jacqueline Baines Beems Source: Mecklenburg County Jail
Jacqueline Baines Beems Source: Mecklenburg County Jail

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - A professional wrestler was assualted in his Charlotte home Sunday night, said police, and his wife has since been charged with assault.

According to police, Richard Morgan Fliehr, better known as professional wrestler Ric Flair, sustained minor injuries caused by "personal weapons" such as hands, feet and teeth during a phyical altercation. He refused to be transported to the hospital.

The incident happened Sunday, Feb. 21 around 11:39 p.m. according to a report filed with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department.

[Read the police report]

The 60-year-old Fliehr told police that he and the suspect -- who was not named in the police report -- returned to Fliehr's home in Charlotte's Stonecroft neighborhood after a dinner.

Fliehr told police officers the suspect assaulted him inside the house following a domestic dispute.

Fliehr is married to 41-year-old Jacqueline Baines Beems.  According to the Mecklenburg County Jail website, Beems was arrested at 4:40 a.m. Monday and charged with assault and battery.

Beems has since been released from jail.

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