Parent charged after threatening to “shoot up” Wright Middle School in Nashville — Osama Awali

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.

AUDIO: Fireworks began while police & helicopter were in blast/fallout zone -“someone should be fired” heard on radio traffic

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

[UPDATE: TBI REVERSES DECISION] TBI says you can’t legally buy a gun if you have a DUI conviction, starting today in TN

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.

Confidential Informant Jailed after she fails to deliver

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.

Bounty Hunters storm wrong address & hold Nashville family at gunpoint – Khalil Abdullah arrested

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.

Teens exchanged messages before the murder of EJ Utley, jealousy possible motive

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.

Man yells “You only arrested me because I’m white”; Duo charged at Embassy Suites

21-year-old William Sipe was charged with public intoxication and 24-year-old Galen Cherry was charged with disorderly conduct as well as public intoxication after officers got a report they were harassing guests outside of an Embassy Suites hotel during an alleged bachelor party.

Murfreesboro Pike: ‘Sippin on Some Syrup’ arrest

27-year-old Jonathon Spikner was charged with possession of cocaine, codeine without a prescription, and drug paraphernalia after officers observed a digital scale inside a vehicle while patrolling at Mapco on Murfreesboro Pike.

Lovers beef at Tyson Foods meat processing plant

26-year-old Christopher Palacios was charged with domestic assault and theft when he accused his girlfriend of cheating, threatened to kill her if she was, stole her car keys, and then her car when she refused to get in it with him.

Joelton man gives boyfriend a pounding after night of drinking

32-year-old Brad Hanson was charged with domestic assault after he punched his partner in the face multiple times.