Jacobi Austin assaults girlfriend at her workplace, tells police to shoot him

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23-year-old Jacobi Austin had a domestic incident with his girlfriend, Iyohnna Galloway, at her job on Marriott Drive in the afternoon of April 12th. When the officers arrived, they spoke with Galloway, who explained that she and Austin argued after she asked to use the car to get to work. Austin did not allow her to use the car, so she walked to work. Then, a few hours later, Austin showed up unannounced and started getting aggressive toward her for leaving. One of her co-workers, Dwight Williams, witnessed Austin start tensing up and had to tell him to calm down. Galloway stated she was scared and went downstairs to the lobby to be around other employees. After they spoke briefly, she entered the elevator to return to her workspace, where he followed. Once the elevator door closed, Austin pushed and pinned her several times on the wall. After investigating, officers obtained a warrant for Austin’s arrest and went to his listed address at The Highland on Briley Apartments to serve him. When they arrived, he was not there, so they checked the rear of the complex near the leasing office and located his vehicle. Officers then entered the gym, found him hiding, and detained him. While they were escorting Austin to their patrol car, he started resisting, stating that he needed officers to shoot him because he was not going to jail. Officers then placed him on the ground and hobbled him. When officers tried to put Austin in the car, he grabbed ahold of the rear door seal, damaged it, broke out of the hobbles, and tried to run away until officers finally caught him. Austin was taken into custody for resisting arrest, domestic assault, vandalism, and evading arrest on April 13th.

Jacobi Austin (DCSO)
Jacobi Austin (DCSO)

Jacobi D Austin was booked into the Metro Nashville Jail on April 13th, charged with domestic assault, evading arrest, resisting arrest, and vandalism. A judicial commissioner set his bond at $4,500.

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