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.
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.
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.
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.
32-year-old Brad Hanson was charged with domestic assault after he punched his partner in the face multiple times.
30-year-old Justine Pasamonte was charged with domestic assault after he got into a couple’s quarrel with his lover in their hotel room and pushed him to the ground.