Police responded to a Lebanon Pike apartment in the early hours of Saturday morning to find 19-year-old Tristan Winters, also known as artist Elis Cole, attempting to break into the apartment of his ex-girlfriend, Gabrielle Orr. Winters had a rope and paperclips, which he had fashioned into lock-picking tools. Winters explained that the two had an argument, and he came to the victim’s apartment to talk to her. When she didn’t answer the door, he used the roper to try to climb up and onto the balcony but was unsuccessful. He then used the paperclips to attempt to unlock her door but admitted he “wasn’t very good at it.” Winters was taken into custody and charged with felony attempted aggravated burglary. The victim says she was in fear of him due to threats he has made to her life in the past.
Tristan C. Winters, of Carpenters Pass in Spring Hill, TN, was booked into the Metro Nashville Jail on November 4th, charged with attempted aggravated burglary. He is free on a $50,000 bond.