BREAKING: Metro Nashville Police Officer Lemandries ‘LD’ Deshun Hawes is currently being held in a jail in Mexico after bringing a handgun into the country on July 9th. He reportedly declared the personally owned pistol with the airline, however, it is still a federal crime to bring any handgun or ammunition into the country, with a standard sentence of 5 years imprisonment if found guilty. Lemandries is scheduled to have a hearing in Mexico today. Hawes was scheduled to be married on July 8th, and was arrested on the evening of July 9th in Cancun as he landed at the airport to celebrate his honeymoon with Khristian Hawes. Hawes was a lateral transfer from the Memphis Police Department. This is a developing story.
The Metro Public Health Department (MPHD), in coordination with the Tennessee Department of Health (TDH), is investigating a case of monkeypox virus infection. Testing confirmed an orthopoxvirus infection, with confirmatory testing to be done at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC.) The case is an individual who recently traveled to a country that has reported monkeypox cases.
Police say 46-year-old West Nashville Wingstop Store Manager Chaka-Khan Miller went outside the store and retrieved a silver pistol from her Dodge Charger a pointed it at an upset customer who had just left the store and was still in the parking lot. She reportedly told the customer she was going to “burn her” while aiming the handgun at her. The argument began because the customer was told she had to use online ordering instead of ordering at the counter. Police retrieved the gun during a search of the manager’s office inside a filing cabinet.
#BREAKING: Metro Nashville Police formally issued Titans player Bud Dupree a citation charging him with assault of Walgreens employee Greg Butler. The charging document states “A group of subjects entered the store to shop. Some of the subjects got into a verbal argument with the victim. The subjects left, then re-entered the store with the defendant. The defendant then grabbed the victim and his phone. They then got into a physical altercation before the defendant left the location. Due to the victim being assaulted, the defendant is being charged with assault-fear of bodily injury.” Dupree will report for booking on the citation within three weeks.
51-year-old Osama Awali is jailed in lieu of a $75,000 bond after threatening to “shoot up” Wright Middle School in Nashville. Upset that the school denied his request to transfer his daughter from the school, he called the MNPS customer service line on Monday and stated that he would show up Tuesday and “punch the principal”, Sharada Deaton, and continued that he “may as well shoot up the place”. He was taken into custody Tuesday as he arrived in the student drop-off lane. Awali is charged with Communicating a threat against a school employee, a misdemeanor.
As the nation watched nervous TV hosts try to fill space as the Nashville fireworks were delayed over a half-hour Sunday night, behind-the-scene a lot was happening. Several suspected trespassers in the blast/fallout zone caused MNPD officers to search for them in a building with personnel and a helicopter – and then suddenly someone started the show, catching 8 MNPD officers and a helicopter pilot in the immediate airspace by surprise. We have the audio from their radio traffic #LISTEN
BREAKING: TBI’s TICS unit, responsible for those instant background checks when you purchase a firearm from a dealer, sent a notice this morning stating effective immediately they would begin denying the PURCHASE of a gun if the person had a DUI conviction in the last 5 years. Previously, this only applied to a carry permit, but TBI has re-interpreted the new permitless carry law that went into effect on July 1.
25-year-old Kristina Brown was taken into custody Thursday after her 18th Drug Task Force handler, Marcus Zugelder, says she failed to maintain proper communication with him. She is now charged with multiple felony drug offenses that were being held after she signed a confidential informant agreement in April.
EXCLUSIVE: Bounty hunters kicked open the front door of a Nashville home, threw the family to the floor, and held them at gunpoint, believing the father was a person they were seeking who didn’t show up for court, despite his assertions otherwise. When they eventually realized they were at the wrong address, they attempted to leave without involving police and fled the scene. The family was able to obtain the license plate of their vehicle, and now 1 of the 3, Khalil Abdullah, the owner of Matador Recovery, has been charged – and it’s not the first time he’s faced the same charge.
EXCLUSIVE – Scoop: Nashville has obtained messages exchanged between 15-year-old murder victim EJ Utley and his accused teen killers Wilton Alexander & Trameisha Farris. It appears Trameisha met with EJ under the pretense of having sex, and her boyfriend (and EJ’s cousin) Wilton is alleged to have then killed him on his own porch when she visited. The messages are unclear if the pair pre-mediated the event together as a setup, or if Wilton gained access to the private messages and sought out the location where they were meeting.