FROM FAYETTE FAMILY COURT HONORABLE LIBBY G. MESSER, JUDGE
ACTION NO. 18-D-00033-001
FOR APPELLANT: Adam G. Zeroogian Nicholasville, Kentucky
FOR APPELLEE: No brief filed.
BEFORE: COMBS, J. LAMBERT, AND THOMPSON, JUDGES.
Clark appeals from the Fayette Family Court's Domestic
Violence Order (DVO) prohibiting him from having contact with
Tonya Parrett. Clark argues that the family court erred in
entering a DVO against him where he was not afforded a full
evidentiary hearing and there was not sufficient evidence
introduced to support the entry of the DVO.
and Parrett formerly dated and lived together in Clark's
home. When they broke up sometime around November 2016,
Parrett left the home.
did not have any further contact until January 6, 2018, when
Clark went to see Parrett at her new home. According to
Parrett's petition for an emergency protective order
(EPO) and DVO, when she arrived home she noticed Clark parked
in a parking lot beside her apartment. She parked her car and
went into her apartment. After about twenty minutes, she
called the police because Clark was hanging around. She
called the police a second time after Clark began
"banging on my door stating, 'let me the f*** in, I
want to talk to you.[']" The police arrived and
talked with both of them and Parrett was advised to file an
petition, Parrett reported she was afraid of Clark for the
I fear him after 14 months of no contact; after he throwed my
daughter and I out of his home placing my personal items that
he chose to give back onto his front and back porch. Bradley
has multiple guns and as soon as I see him I start shaking
all over becoming very anxious. . . . Before being kicked out
of Bradley's home he was very angry acting making me fear
him then. I have not had any communication in anyway from
Bradley since December 2016.
indicating she wanted him to stay away from her place of
employment, she stated she was "unsure to be honest what
he is capable of." Parrett received an EPO that day.
January 17, 2018, at the DVO hearing, Clark and Parrett
appeared pro se. Neither party was sworn with the entire
hearing lasting one minute and thirty-three seconds and
consisting of the following exchange:
Judge: Ok, are you Tonya Parrett?
Parrett: Yes sir, I am.
Judge: All right, you are Bradley Clark?
Clark: Yes sir.
Judge: What do you want to do today Ms. Parrett?
Parrett: I want an order put in place to where he can't