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Couple accused of stealing mother's prescription meds

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COOKEVILLE, TN (WSMV) -

A Middle Tennessee couple was arrested and charged Saturday in connection with the beating of the man's mother over a bottle of prescription pills.

Authorities say Donald Coffman, 32, and his wife Tiffany, 23, of Sparta, TN, were at his mother's house doing laundry.

That's when the mother confronted the couple about taking her prescription medication, according to a report in the Cookeville Herald-Citizen.

Police said Coffman put his mom in a headlock and told his wife to start beating her.  The mom managed to get away and called 911.

The couple tried to escape into the woods, but they finally surrendered after an officer pulled out a Taser.

Police reportedly found more drugs on the couple after their arrest.

The Coffmans were taken to the Putnam County Jail on domestic assault and evading charges. They're due in court July 22.

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