52-year-old Jorge Gutierrez Iglesias invited Roberto Mendoza over for “dinner and drinks” Saturday evening, and at some point he says his dinner guest just “went crazy”, forcing him to slash at him with a 12-inch kitchen knife, leaving the victim with a deep gash in his right arm and swelling beneath his eye, and a cut on his wrist. Police say both parties were “heavily intoxicated” and neither would give a true explanation for what happened or any attempt to justify the assault. Iglesias is free on a $10,000 bond.
42-year-old Joel Jones is accused of stealing his girlfriend’s Jeep Patriot, cell phone, purse, wallet, Ruger handgun, and removing $2,000 from her bank account. She said she believes he was ending the relationship and had no intention of returning anything, because before he fled he placed a pillow over her face and smothered her while accusing her of cheating on him, and then wrote “I will get next”, which police documented, on the bed beside her. Investigators say he meant he was claiming his place in line for her as if she were a prostitute. He also attempted to carve the word ‘WH*RE’ into her forehead with the tip of an ink pen after the ink wouldn’t stay on her skin. The value of the stolen items was $14,000. Jones is jailed in lieu of a $45,000 bond, on multiple felony and misdemeanor charges.
29-year-old Carlos Blas-Morales is charged with the Thanksgiving aggravated assault with a deadly weapon of his roommate after the pair argued over dirty dishes on the stove just before 10 a.m. A witness says Blas-Morales grabbed a pair of scissors, which escalated the verbal argument. He reportedly approached his roommate while holding the scissors in a threatening and pointing manner saying “we can do whatever you want”. Blas-Morales remains jailed in lieu of a $3,000 bond.
19-year-old Josual Daniel Williams, of Ashland City, was found absolutely intoxicated beyond safety while yelling, screaming, and attempting to fight others on Broadway in downtown Nashville in the early hours of Sunday morning. He admitted to only being 19 and stated he had been out drinking throughout the downtown bars all night long. Officers asked him to stop yelling and being so disorderly, however, he refused and continued to escalate the level of his annoyance to the general public. Williams was transported to booking and charged with public intoxication.
An arrest warrant states 28-year-old Corederious Lebron Amey grabbed his girlfriend by her hair and “pulled out countless braids from her scalp”, and while holding a gun, threatened to shoot her in the face after punching her with his fists. He is jailed in lieu of a $10,000 bond.
30-year-old Billy Dean Woodard is charged with harassment after sending his ex-girlfriend threats, including one that stated he would “blow up the whole apartments because if I can’t have you nobody will”, and another saying he would continue to terrorize until he couldn’t terrorize her anymore, as long as she refused to be with him. Woodard is free on a $2,500 bond. Woodard recently had the same ex-girlfriend’s family charged with assault after he says they attacked him as he exited a bathroom at the residence.
Downtown Nashville has claimed another arrest in our #bspotter / #VisitMusicCity series documenting the public intoxication arrests in the city’s core which thrives on the sale of alcohol. 22-year-old Kennedy Thompson was found near the Hilton Garden Inn on KVB jumping out into the roadway and being belligerent, according to an arrest report. Police attempted to divert him to medical care, but he refused all services, resulting in an arrest for public intoxication and resisting arrest, as he pulled away when they took him into custody. Thompson is free on pre-trial release.
Metro Nashville Police say 22-year-old Walter Bryce Harrill got into an argument with another patron at Play Dance Bar on Church Street, and when security attempted to break up the altercation, he punched the employee in the face, leaving an injury and breaking his $655 prescription eyeglasses. Harrill was detained until police arrived, and was heavily intoxicated. He is charged with public intoxication, vandalism, and assault Harrill is free on pre-trial release.
19-year-old Emi Amador Canales arrived at her gated apartment community, The Club Apartments in Antioch, at 4 a.m. but was unable to get the gate to open. She began honking her horn, alerting AEGIS Security Officer Jonathan Rickaway who began shining a light in her car, and causing the situation to quickly escalate as words were exchanged and she smacked the flashlight from his hand, hitting him in the arm. Taking offense to her reaction, Rickaway took it upon himself to reach into her vehicle and attempt to put her vehicle in park.
In reaction to a man reaching inside her vehicle, she began fighting Rickaway and eventually rammed the gates with her vehicle in an attempt to flee away from this security guard. Rickaway got one cuff on her arm during the struggle, however, she escaped to the backseat and grabbed her loaded handgun. Police eventually arrived and charged Canales with assault and vandalism. Rickaway faced no charges. Canales is free on pre-trial release.
26-year-old Quimeshia Heard is charged with domestic assault after a citizen called police to report a couple was fighting inside a blue Hyundai Sonata which was traveling on a local roadway. Once officers located the vehicle and made a traffic stop, they found the victim driving the vehicle, identified as Kenneth Ferguson. He was bleeding and had visible injuries to his hands. Quimesha admitted they were arguing over “something stupid” when she punched him and then bit his hand while he was driving, causing a considerable injury. Heard is free on a $1,500 bond.