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Charges Filed in Facebook Fueled Fight

By Jonquil Newland
By jnewland@wbbjtv.com

A Gibson County couple is behind bars after a Facebook fueled fight Wednesday sent one man to the hospital with serious injuries.

According to investigators, William Bahm, 36, of Milan and his wife, Holly Bahm, 27, of Milan face felony charges after exchanged words on Facebook led to a violent face-to-face encounter.

"Well, I think its a little stupid, childish," laughed the Gibson Memorial Garden Cemetery owner, who wanted to remain anonymous. "We have never had anything violent on the property. In fact, we have never had any vandalism on the property in the 25 years I have been here."

According to witnesses, the victim waited for the Bahms at the cemetery Wednesday night to face the man who reportedly attacked his family on the social media site.

When the Bahms pulled up in a 1996 Cadillac hearse, witnesses said the man stuck his head through the driver window to confront Bahm. He was met by a knife, which investigators said was used to stab him at least three times around the head. The victim was then dragged nearly 30 feet across the highway as the hearse sped off and then crashed into a nearby ditch.

Bahm is charged with aggravated assault while his wife is charged with tampering with evidence, both are felony charges. ABC 7 Eyewitness news was told the victim was released from the hospital Thursday after being flown to The Med in Memphis and is recovering.

"I doubt he will stick his head in anybody else's car window," said the cemetery owner. The Bahms will appear in court on Aug. 31 for their preliminary hearing.