Zakyia Bell had to be transported to Southern Hills Medical center on June 23rd, after her brother, 21-year-old Zakoy Bell reportedly strangled her with both of his hands until she could no longer breathe, as he shook her back and forth causing her to hit her head, according to a statement to police. The two were in an argument about rent money for their shared apartment. Officers documented visible injuries to her neck and issued a felony warrant for his arrest. He was booked on the outstanding warrant overnight.
Martin Manjarrez says he was dropping off his girlfriend at the Sonic on Dickerson Pike on June 8th when he was approached by his ex-girlfriend, 23-year-old Jessica Roman, in the parking lot. While the two were discussing their children, an argument escalated until he says she slapped him in the face several times before returning to her vehicle and fleeing the location. A warrant was issued for her arrest, and she was booked on that outstanding warrant this week.
The Metro Public Health Department (MPHD), in coordination with the Tennessee Department of Health (TDH), is investigating a case of monkeypox virus infection. Testing confirmed an orthopoxvirus infection, with confirmatory testing to be done at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC.) The case is an individual who recently traveled to a country that has reported monkeypox cases.
34-year-old Tiffany McCalebb faces three counts of child endangerment after Metro Nashville Police say she left her three children, all under the age of eight, in a downtown Nashville hotel room to “meet up with a friend.” Police were alerted to the situation when the front desk at the Home2 Suites by Hilton on Division Street received a call from their 7th-floor hotel room, and dispatch received a 911 call from the room, and it was just children with no adults present. When staff went to check on the room, accompanied by police, an 8-year-old girl answered the door and was in the room with two younger siblings. She told police her mother was “out with a friend” and after many attempts, the mother was eventually contacted via phone.
She initially told police her vehicle was broken down and left her children under the care of her brother, but later admitted that was a lie. She then stated she left to meet up with a friend to retrieve items from her broken-down vehicle, and officers say her story changed multiple times throughout the conversations. She eventually returned to the room and was taken into custody. Dispatch received this 911 call at 6:06 p.m. and the first responding officer was on the scene at 6:29 p.m.