A Nashville magistrate signed an order of protection against Fisk University President Dr. Kevin Rome, Sr. after a man claimed he met Rome via the gay dating app Grindr and testified Rome had drugged him, threatened to kill him and destroyed his apartment.
Presidential candidate and Libertarian Party nominee Doctor Jo Jorgenson and her #BrakeTheBus tour stopped at Centennial Park for the first rally of the Tennessee leg. Approximately 300 people attended the socially distanced event.
Chancellor McMillan ruled that the Montgomery County Circuit Court Clerk’s Office must stop the illegal redaction of public information from open records requests. Circuit Court Clerk Cheryl Castle announced her resignation just days after depositions, leaving her elected term unfilled.
Dairy King’s owner is hopeful for a buyer to keep the “icon of Woodbine” alive. Jeff and Carolyn Jones announced via Facebook that Dairy King on East Thompson Lane will close operations on August 3rd. The 50-year-old business has suffered since COVID-19 disrupted life in March.
Nashville District Attorney Glenn Funk’s office has announced that effective today, they will no longer prosecute individuals for possession of less than a half-ounce of marijuana.
18-year-old Kionna Clark was charged with aggravated assault after attempting to thrust a 12-inch kitchen knife into a coworker at a Watkins Park Zaxby’s restaurant. Clark later stated to police that, if she were given the chance, she would have stabbed the man.
33-year-old Curtis Gordon was charged with two counts of domestic assault, theft of property, and aggravated assault by strangulation after he hit his girlfriend in the face in March when she tried to leave. In May, he attacked her twice and blackened her eye, bruised her arms and face, and strangled her.
48-year-old Kenneth Raetz was charged with aggravated sexual battery and attempted rape of a child when a 13-year-old girl testified to 10-15 occurrences of abuse beginning in May 2018 when she was 11 years old.
41-year-old Robert Davidson, better known locally as ‘Rob Dee’, was charged with violating an order of protection when his dad told authorities that he was threatening him on Facebook, which is specifically prohibited in his OOP.
30-year-old Curtis Smith was charged with burglary after he broke into Outreach Ministries International Church, stole several computers and televisions, and tried to sell them to a friend.