Amy Sands, Lisenbe’s manager at a hair salon where Lisenbe has worked for the past three years, told the Democrat that Lisenbe previously told coworkers that she feared Graves and that he had assaulted her.
The two had been in a relationship for a couple months and Graves had recently been staying with Lisenbe, according to Sands.
“She had made a couple of comments to us that she was afraid,” Sands said.
Sands said Lisenbe also told coworkers earlier during the week that she was on a phone with an ex-boyfriend who lived in another part of the state when Graves attacked her and choked her. They were told the ex-boyfriend heard Graves yelling over the phone and ended up calling 911, she said.
Lisenbe told them she’d given Graves until the first of April to be gone, Sands said.