Metro Nashville Police observed a fight on Broadway in front of The Stage, and as they attempted to intervene, 30-year-old Andrew Murphy remained irate and refused to calm down. Police say he was incredibly drunk and bleeding heavily from an injury he received when he punched a woman who then struck him in self-defense with a large glass vase she was carrying. As he was being taken into custody he fought and fled, and after a brief foot chase was cuffed after another struggle and several more officers had to assist in his apprehension. Patrons & staff of The Stage on Broadway told police Murphy was kicked out of the venue for disturbing others, and he had punched at least two patrons without provocation. During a search of Murphy, police found a small plastic baggy with a clear crystal substance and glass pipe inside.
Andrew M Murphey was booked into the Metro Nashville Jail on June 16th, charged with two counts of assault, drug paraphernalia, evading arrest, resisting arrest, public intoxication, drug possession, and disorderly conduct. A commissioner set his bond at $7,750 and the Davidson County Sheriff’s Department gave him pre-trial release from their facility.
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