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Father of Nicole Lovell and his wife arrested after violent fight

David and Terri Lovell
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WYTHEVILLE (WSLS 10) - Both the father of Nicole Lovell and his current wife are in jail after police say the two attacked each other.

David Lovell appeared in Wythe County Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court Thursday afternoon for a bond hearing. He was granted a $10,000 secured bond, according to Court Clerk Karen Akers.

He was referred to custody and supervision of Pre-trail Services, meaning he will be required to check in with a probation officer if he is released. As of Thursday afternoon, David Lovell was still in custody and had not met bond. He retained his own attorney, Edgar DeHart of Grayson County.

Terri Lovell is still being held without bond. A bond hearing has been scheduled at the request of her attorney, on May 3 at 11:00 a.m., Akers said. Terri Lovell was granted court appointed attorney Andrew Harman in Wytheville.

David Lovell, 36, the father of 13-year-old Nicole Lovell, is charged with unlawful cause bodily injury to his wife 33-year-old Terri Lovell with intent to maim, disfigure, disable or kill, according to court documents. Terri Lovell was charged with the same offense following the incident.

Typically, WSLS does not cover cases of domestic violence or suicide unless there are extenuating circumstances. In this case, David and Terri Lovell traveled across the country to talk about violence following Nicole's death. Both made an appearance on the Dr. Phil show.

On Friday, April 22, at about 10:38 p.m., officers with the Wytheville Police Department responded to the scene of a domestic violence complaint located on North 26th Street. Upon their arrival and after separating the combatants and conducting an investigation, police charged the two, police Chief Ricky Arnold said.

David Eisenhauer and Natalie Keepers have been charged in connection to the disappearance and death Nicole Lovell in late January 2016. Eisenhauer is charged with abduction and first-degree murder in the death of Lovell. Keepers is charged with accessory before and after the fact to the murder and improper disposal of a body.

Both David and Terri Lovell were arrested without incident and sent to the New River Valley Regional Jail.

Preliminary hearings are scheduled for both on June 28 at 9:30 a.m..