On March 26, 2017, deputies of the Gibson County Sheriff’s Office responded to a domestic disturbance call at 116 Medina Highway, Humboldt, Tenn. After arriving at the scene, they made contact with a female victim at a neighboring home whom stated she had been beaten and stabbed by Salvatore Passero, 57 years of age from Humboldt, Tenn.
Deputies located Passero inside the residence, asleep in a bed. Deputies noted blood on the furniture, the floor, on the door frame and also on the clothing that Passero was wearing. After collecting evidence and statements from both the victim and Passero it was determined that he assaulted the victim multiple times with his fists before retrieving a knife from the kitchen and stabbing the victim one time in the head.
Passero also held the knife to the family dog’s throat and threatened to cut its throat while the victim watched.
Passero is currently housed at the Gibson County Correctional Complex on a $150,000 bond and facing charges of attempted first degree murder, especially aggravated kidnapping, tampering with evidence, and cruelty to animals.
His initial court appearance will be in Humboldt General Sessions Court on April 5, 2017.