Felon admits to brandishing weapon, claims housemates “messed” with his car

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34-year-old Cassius Works was charged with 4 counts of aggravated assault and felon in possession of a handgun after he admitted to pointing a handgun at fellow rooming house residents because he thought they had messed with his vehicle.

On November 1st, Metro Nashville Police officers responded to 1817 15th Avenue North in reference to Cassius Works waving a gun and pointing it at people. When officers arrived there were six people in the front yard that directed them to the back yard where Works was located. The residents of the rooming house were all court-ordered to live there.

Cassius Works (MNPD)
Cassius Works (MNPD)

Dwayne Smalls, Allen Hunter, Robert Wayne, and Tammy Brown told officers that Works pointed his weapon at them, then threatened to kill and rob them. Mary Robertson stated he threatened her at gunpoint, forcing her to replace the canvas cover that had blown off of his vehicle. The residents told officers Works had stashed the weapon in an old couch located in the back alley. The Smith and Wesson 38 Special was recovered and discovered to be stolen. Works admitted to owning and stashing the weapon. He explained to the police that the other residents had been messing with his car and that is why he threatened them.

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Cassius Works was arrested and charged with four counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and felon in possession of a handgun. He is currently jailed in lieu of a $75,000 bond.



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