43-year-old Robert Barry Koch was riding as a passenger of a BMW speeding on Charlotte Pike in the early hours of December 2nd. Officers observed this and conducted a traffic stop. The BMW stopped in the middle of the road, and Koch, the passenger, exited the vehicle after being told to remain in the car and began to rapidly advance toward Officer Mercado, causing him to draw and aim his taser at him. He was detained by another officer who arrived for assistance. They noticed Koch and the driver, Liset Quesada Mendoza, were visibly intoxicated as Koch began to curse and yell at them. Officers searched the BMW and located a Beretta PX4 Storm .40 handgun in the back seat with seven rounds in the magazine, which Koch claimed. Koch was taken into custody for possession of a firearm while under the influence, public intoxication, and assault on an officer.
Robert B. Koch of Old Hickory Blvd in Nashville, TN, was booked into the Metro Nashville Jail on December 2nd, charged with public intoxication, assault of officer, and weapon possession under the influence. A judicial commissioner set his bond at $2,750, and the Davidson County Sheriff’s Office gave him pre-trial release from their facility.
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