Late on Friday night (01/05/18), Bryan Woodard went to the Crazy Horse Nashville, a strip club, parked in the parking lot, got a handgun from the backseat of his vehicle, and began firing shots in the parking lot.
According to witnesses, Bryan Woodard then approached employees of Crazy Horse Nashville and said…
“I fired those shots, and I’ll kill you and rip your nose off your face”
Woodard then pointed the gun at the employees, removed the magazine to expose the loaded 9mm rounds to them. He then returned to his vehicle and placed the handgun in the backseat, where he had a 2nd firearm in a locked box in the front seat.
Once MNPD arrived on scene, and questioned Bryan Woodard about why he was firing a gun and making threats, he initially stated that his sister worked at the club, and he was trying to ‘defend’ her – but would not give police his name, or his sister’s name, and employees and management of Crazy Horse knew of no connection.
Once he was in custody and on the way to booking, Bryan Woodard admitted that he did not have a sister working at the club, but rather he stated:
“I don’t like THOSE places” & “I was just being and ass to start a fight”
MNPD searched his vehicle, incident to tow, as it was parked on a public street – and found 3.3 grams of cocaine, to which he admitted to possessing. There was security video that recorded the incident.
Woodard was charged with possession for the cocaine, and felony aggravated assault with a deadly weapon for the incident. His bond was set at $20,000 and he bonded out to his Westmoreland, TN address via Grumpy’s. He will appear in court on 01/30/18.
ON 01/05/2018, OFFICERS RESPONDED TO “CRAZY HORSE” LOCATED AT 300 MCCANN ST REGARDING SHOTS FIRED AND A SUBJECT THREATENING THE EMPLOYEES WITH A HANDGUN. OFFICERS MADE CONTACT WITH THE DEFENDANT INSIDE OF HIS VEHICLE OUTSIDE OF THE LOCATION AND SEARCHED HIS PERSON BUT WERE UNABLE TO LOCATE THE HANDGUN. THE VICTIM STATED THAT THEY WITNESSED THE DEFENDANT PUT THE GUN INTO THE BACKSEAT OF THE VEHICLE AFTER FIRING TWO (2) SHOTS IN THE PARKING LOT OF THE LOCATION AND APPROACHING THE VICTIM AND OTHER EMPLOYEES WHILE STATING “I FIRED THOSE SHOTS AND I’LL KILL YOU AND RIP YOUR NOSE OFF YOUR FACE” AND POINTING THE GUN AT THE VICTIM WHILE REMOVING THE MAGAZINE TO EXPOSE THE LOADED 9 MM ROUNDS. OFFICERS SEARCHED THE VEHICLE AND LOCATED THE 9 MM HANDGUN (SERIAL #ABRT895) WITH A LOADED MAGAZINE IN THE BACK SEAT OF THE TRUCK. ANOTHER FIREARM WAS LOCATED IN THE FRONT SEAT IN A LOCKED BOX. THE DEFENDANT ADMITTED TO FIRING THE SHOTS IN THE PARKING LOT AND MAKING THREATS BUT STATED THAT HIS SISTER WORKS IN THE CLUB AND HE WAS DEFENDING HER. THE DEFENDANT WOULD NOT PROVIDE HIS SISTER’S NAME AND CLUB STAFF STATED THAT THEY ARE NOT FAMILIAR WITH WHO IS SISTER MAY BE. THE DEFENDANT LATER VOLUNTARILY STATED WHILE EN ROUTE TO BOOKING THAT HE DOES NOT HAVE A SISTER AT THE CLUB BUT THAT HE DOES NOT LIKE “THOSE PLACES” AND WAS “BEING AN ASS TO START A FIGHT”. OFFICERS SEARCHED HIS VEHICLE FOR INVENTORY PURPOSES PRIOR TO TOWING IT FROM THE PUBLIC STREET AND RECOVERED 3.3 GRAMS OF A WHITE, POWDERY SUBSTANCE IN A METAL VIAL ATTACHED TO A KEYCHAIN, WHICH FIELD-TESTED POSITIVE FOR A COCAINE BASE. THE DEFENDANT ADMTITED TO OFFICERS THAT THE SUBSTANCE WAS COCAINE AND BELONGED TO HIM. THE DEFENDANT WAS TAKEN INTO CUSTODY WITHOUT INCIDENT. OFFICERS IDENTIFIED INDEPENDENT WITNESSES TO THE INCIDENT AND OBSERVED VIDEO FOOTAGE OF THE DEFENDANT PARKED IN THE SPOT WHERE THE TWO (2) SHOTS WERE HEARD COMING FROM AND WHERE ONE (1) 9 MM SHELL CASING WAS RECOVERED. VIDEO FOOTAGE SHOWS THE DEFENDANT EXIT THE VEHICLE, RETRIEVE AN ITEM FROM THE BACK SEAT, AND THEN WALK TO THE OPPOSITE SIDE OF THE VEHICLE OUT OF THE CAMERA’S VIEW. HE IS THEN SEEN PUTTING THE ITEM BACK INTO THE BACK SEAT. THE WITNESS IS THEN SEEN APPROACHING THE DEFENDANT, WHICH HE STATED WAS AFTER HEARING THE SHOTS FIRED COMING FROM NEAR THE DEFENDANT’S VEHICLE. THE RECOVERED CASING COINCIDES WITH THE ROUNDS LOCATED IN THE DEFENDANT’S LOADED MAGAZINE.