Naked woman pepper-sprayed after 2 MNPD officers can’t cuff her

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On Wednesday morning in downtown Nashville at 11:43 a.m., Officers Byron Carter and Kyle Eicholtz made contact with a 22-year-old nearly naked woman wearing no pants, and her breasts exposed, near 2nd Ave South and Lindsley Avenue. While searching for her, Officer Carter had also located her pants in an alleyway between 3rd and 4th Ave, off Lindsley Avenue.

The woman, who was later identified as Marian Nolen, was then given a ride by Officer Carter to the alleyway to retrieve her pants. Along the way, he attempted to identify her, but she gave him the name of ‘Mariah Broomfield’. When they arrived to the location of the abandoned pair of pants, Officer Carter attempted to give them to her and place her under arrest, however she began to resist. He struggled with Nolen for a good amount of time, as Officer Eicholtz was unable to located them or the alleyway after leaving 2nd Ave S and Lindsley. Officer Carter says he had to use ‘reasonable force’ to bring Nolen to the ground, and she continued to resist, despite multiple commands to stop resisting.

Mariah Nolen (MNPD)

Both Officer Carter and Officer Eicholtz attempted to place the handcuffs on Nolen, but were unable to do so, despite multiple attempts. After a warning, chemical spray was then deployed to Nolen’s face and eyes, and she complied by putting her hands behind her back. She was taken to Metro General to be medically cleared due to the use of the chemical spray, then booked into the Metro Jail. She was charged with indecent exposure, criminal impersonation, and resisting arrest, in addition to other outstanding warrants. She is currently held in lieu of a $4,570 bond. We previously reported on Nolen for her role in a robbery/carjacking attempt of an Uber driver.

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