Metro Police have charged Wesley Odell with vandalism after he threw a chair through his South Nashville motel window, believing there was someone outside pointing a gun at him. He told officers he recently relapsed on methamphetamine and had been awake for two days.
Metro Officers were dispatched to 361 Harding Place on December 9th, for a call stating that motel occupant 38-year-old Wesley Odell had thrown a chair through a window of his room at the Rodeway Inn because he saw someone pointing a gun at him when he exited the bathroom. While speaking with the defendant, officers say he told them he had recently relapsed on methamphetamine and had been awake for 2 days straight. Medics came to the scene and medically clear the defendant.
The manager of the Rodeway Inn stated to officers he observed the defendant earlier in the night acting very strange and even attempting to possibly break windows out of the office. The manager stated he went to check on the room the defendant was staying in, room 127, he discovered a chair thrown through the window of the room. He also discovered that items in the room had been thrown around. A $179 dollar chair and the $900 window were the only items found to be damaged. The damage in the room showed that the chair was thrown from inside the room, through the window, according to police. There were no other signs of forced entry in the room.
Wesley Odell told officers all he saw was a hand when he exited the bathroom and could not describe the person who allegedly pointed a gun at him. He continued that he did not know if it was real or not what he saw within the room. When identifying the defendant officers discovered he had an outstanding warrant, and he was jailed on the parole violation and a new vandalism charge. He is currently held without bond.
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