Press release from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation; October 3, 2012:
Nashville, TN– The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation today arrested David Dwayne Monk, after an investigation surrounding the recent death of his former wife, Donna Bandy.
TBI presented the case against Monk, 42, of 2640 Goodsprings Road, Ashland City, TN, to the Cheatham County Grand Jury yesterday. An indictment was issued charging Monk with First Degree Murder and Theft of Property.
TBI began its investigation on September 28, 2012, at the request of District Attorney General Dan Alsobrooks, when Bandy, age 55, was found deceased in her residence at 2660 Goodsprings Road, which is in the Pleasant View area of Cheatham County. The apparent cause of death was blunt force trauma. Monk had been arrested for Public Intoxication in Springfield in the early morning hours of September 27th; however, Bandy was last seen alive on the 26th. Monk and Bandy were recently divorced.
The Theft charge stems from a vehicle belonging to the victim’s mother being taken from the scene. That vehicle was recovered near the Taco Bell in Springfield, the same location where Monk was arrested for Public Intoxication.
The Pleasant View Police Department assisted TBI in the investigation.
Monk is being held in the Cheatham County Jail in lieu of a $1,000,000.00 bond. His initial appearance date is October 9, 2012, in the Criminal Court of Cheatham County.