21-year-old TSU student Kelci Jenkins was jailed on March 18th for attacking her ex-boyfriend at his campus apartment. Jalen McClendon told police that his ex-girlfriend, Jenkins, whom he hasn’t spoken to for two months, entered his unlocked apartment without permission and knocked on his locked bedroom door. When he woke up and opened the door, Jenkins immediately started scratching him on the left side of his neck, leaving blood and scratch marks. She ripped off his gold chain, breaking it in the process. McClendon said Jenkins would not calm down or leave, and he had to pick her up and carry her out of the apartment.
Rohan Richards tries to cut off wife’s ear when he’s accused of cheating
37-year-old Rohan Richards was jailed on Mar 19th after allegedly attempting to cut his wife’s ear off. Faith Lavender told police that an argument had started because she believed her husband was cheating on her. The argument escalated, and Ms. Lavender asked Mr. Richards to leave several times. Instead of leaving, Mr. Richards picked up a knife and attempted to cut off his wife’s ear. He then hit her head on a wall and strangled her. The only visible injuries were scratch marks on her forearm. Mr. Richards was asked what happened and initially refused to provide a statement. After being told the consequences, he admitted an argument occurred, but nothing physical took place. He stated, “whatever she said I did, I did.” He was taken into custody and transported to booking.
Roy Webb dislocates sister’s jaw during assault
27-year-old Roy Webb was jailed on Mar 19th for beating up his own sister after she called on him for help while she was in an argument with her boyfriend. Nichole web told police that she was in an argument with her boyfriend when she called her brother’s name from another room to help her. When Roy came into the room, he pulled Nicole by her hair and pulled her to the ground. He then punched her in the face and dragged her down a flight of stairs. When police questioned Roy, he told them that when he entered the room, he saw his sister assaulting her boyfriend and that he grabbed her and pulled her off of him. Roy first admitted to dragging Nicole out of the house and later changed his story, saying that she “kind of left on her own” He had a scratch on his shin that he said came from Nicole. Nicole had a dislocated Jaw and marks on her face. Due to the severity of the injuries, Roy was determined to be the primary aggressor.
Austin Collier booked on outstanding citation for marijuana possession
35-year-old Austin Collier was booked this week on an outstanding warrant from 2018, charging him with simple drug possession. The citation, for which he never appeared in court, states detectives observed him pass a bag of marijuana to a passenger in a parked vehicle. Collier was removed from his car for a search; they found marijuana dabs and a blunt on the driver’s side. Collier admitted the narcotics were his, and he was issued a state citation.
Police jail Phoeba Harper, 67, who suffers from dementia, for felony aggravated assault
67-year-old Phoeba Harper is jailed in lieu of a $5,000 bond after reportedly pulling a pocket knife on her roommate. Officers arrived at the residence on Dickerson Pike, where a witness and roommate explained Harper had entered the victim’s room as he went to the kitchen and was taking a bracelet. She then produced a knife and stated she was going to cut him if he came near her. Officers went inside to find Harper sitting on the couch while smoking a cigarette. She began to talk to officers about a man who wasn’t there, and officers were informed she suffers from dementia. She was placed into custody and charged with felony aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, as the victim stated he was in fear for his life and scared of her. Officers report he appeared “shook” by the experience.
DUI: Soldier Dustin Lehrke had five drinks and a muscle relaxer before driving
26-year-old Fort Campbell soldier Dustin Lehrke told police he had taken a muscle relaxer and drank five alcoholic beverages within the timespan of one hour as he traveled through a St. Patrick’s Day roadblock near Lewis County Store late Friday night. As he spoke with officer Groeneweg, he was “robotic” in his responses and showed multiple signs of intoxication. He performed poorly on two of the field sobriety tests and was taken into custody. A blood draw was completed at a nearby hospital.
DUI: Cole Ferguson charged after early morning crash in Madison
36-year-old Cole Ferguson crashed his vehicle in Madison in the early hours of Sunday morning, according to police. As they responded to the scene, they spoke with Ferguson, who had slurred speech and reeked of alcohol. He declined all sobriety testing, but did admit to having a few drinks and that he had just left work and was trying to get home. He was transported to booking and charged with DUI.
Street racer Aubren Ferrante flees from police twice & crashes during Antioch rampage
Police say 18-year-old street racer Aubren Ferrante was spinning the tires of his Dodge Charger in the parking lot of an Antioch KFC when they attempted a traffic stop. Ferrante fled from the parking lot, drove around multiple police vehicles, and drove across traffic onto Bell road. Apparent he was not going to stop, MNPD ceased the pursuit. Another unit observed him entering the parking lot of a nearby Thornton’s, where a second traffic stop was initiated.
Ferrante dodged police a second time and avoided multiple vehicle blocks from officers. As he fled a second time, he turned into the parking lot of a Waffle house, which had no other outlet. He dodged a third vehicle block, crashed into a patrol car, and then drove over a curb, where his car was high-centered and disabled. He was taken into custody on multiple felony charges.
Jared Orr found passed out in front of Moxy Hotel in downtown Nashville
Employees of the Downtown Partnership flagged down officers after 42-year-old Jared Orr was “passed out” on the sidewalk in front of the Moxy Hotel after he had almost fallen through the front window. He was alert when officers arrived but not able to sit upright without falling over due to his level of intoxication. Medics also responded to the scene, but Orr refused all treatment options. He was unable to inform officers where his friends were or where he was staying and wouldn’t cooperate in any way to get him safely home. He was taken into custody and charged with public intoxication.
Shawn Chapman jailed after not paying bar tab in downtown Nashville
29-year-old Shawn Chapman was drinking at a downtown bar just after 2 p.m. Saturday when police were alerted he was attempting to leave the location without paying his open bar tab. Security had Chapman detained when police arrived. Officers observed him to be extremely intoxicated and took him into custody for public intoxication. Management did not want to prosecute for theft of services at the time of the arrest.