35-year-old Bobbie Larkin told her 7-year-old son to grab his backpack as they exited the vehicle during a traffic stop after police had observed her conducting a drug deal just moments before. Inside the child’s backpack, detectives located 4.6 grams of cocaine, Oxycodone pills, and ammunition for the handgun that was stored in the glove box. During the traffic stop, Larkin also gave police consent to search her home, which was 2 miles away. Detectives froze the home, and she was brought to her residence to sign the consent form. A search of the home resulted in the seizure of nearly one pound of marijuana, digital scales, Xanax pills, 2 grams of cocaine, and multiple firearms. Larkins is being prosecuted under “Haley’s Law,” which could result in a 15-25 year sentence to serve just on the child abuse charge.
30-year-old David Pierre-Paul told police, “I was just driving straight, and it happened,” when he crashed into a utility pole on Hwy 70 South just after 3 a.m. last weekend. He continued to explain he had just come from Lucky’s 3-Star Bar, where he consumed two Paloma mixed drinks. He performed poorly on field sobriety tests and later blew a 0.145% BAC on a breathalyzer. He was charged with DUI.
A 16-year-old Walmart employee says 41-year-old Asrorkhon Sultankanov punched his vehicle and spat on him twice in the Walmart parking lot after he nearly collided with the teen’s vehicle as he barrelled through the parking lot. As the supposed adult nearly caused the collision as the teen was backing out of a parking spot, Sultankanov then exited his vehicle to confront the teen, who says the man then spat on him twice and punched his car in a fit of rage. The incident was observed on the store’s security cameras.
Patricia Ethridge told police that her boyfriend of five months, 43-year-old Rodney Dwayne Brooks, “got mad and started hitting her and throwing her around.” She disclosed that Brooks body slammed her and strangled her. Officers documented a long bruise across her neck, a bruise in her right ear, and on her chin.
Metro Nashville Police officers working the Entertainment District Initiative responded to Dierks Bentley’s Whiskey Row on Broadway to the report of a disorderly person. On arrival, officers observed 39-year-old Anthony Mottola causing a disturbance with security at the location. Earlier in the night, officers also had contact with Mottola and already advised him to leave the area to prevent future calls. He continued to be extremely intoxicated and was unsure about the location of his hotel. Mottola was transported to booking and charged with public intoxication.
43-year-old Ricardo Chavez Martinez was jailed this week on an outstanding warrant from July charging him with the felony aggravated assault & strangulation of his 15-year-old son. Ricardo assumed his son was on drugs, which the child denied. Later, when the child was asleep, Ricardo entered his bedroom and pressed the child’s face into a pillow while gripping his neck, causing the child to lose consciousness and leaving him with injuries from his fingernails digging into his neck. The child’s mother and two younger brothers witnessed the entire assault.
Zelma Alexander says she was in her Jeep in the 2300 block of Charlotte Pike when she observed a white male in a tank top and jeans, later identified as 30-year-old Logan Pierce Martin, assaulting a white female, Calista Bruner, who was wearing a black shirt and skirt before he fled in a blue Nissan Altima. What led up to this brutal beating of a lover involved the Twelve Thirty Club, Layer Cake, Whiskey row, and the Lucky Bastard Saloon…