43-year-old Jason Bland says things “got pushy” in a domestic dispute but denies hitting anyone. Two female victims, however, say he became upset and began to hit and kick one of them and strangled her, and a juvenile victim says Bland pushed her when she told him she was starting to record the incident on her phone.
A Department of Children’s Services investigation has been opened and 41-year-old Etrec Logan has additionally been charged with domestic assault after a female child reported to police that her father picked her up off the ground and forcefully threw her down onto the floor during an argument. Two siblings witnessed the assault and one intervened. During the investigation, Logan admitted to grabbing his daughter and “shaking her” but did not make any further statements regarding the incident.
Martin Manjarrez says he was dropping off his girlfriend at the Sonic on Dickerson Pike on June 8th when he was approached by his ex-girlfriend, 23-year-old Jessica Roman, in the parking lot. While the two were discussing their children, an argument escalated until he says she slapped him in the face several times before returning to her vehicle and fleeing the location. A warrant was issued for her arrest, and she was booked on that outstanding warrant this week.
34-year-old Tiffany McCalebb faces three counts of child endangerment after Metro Nashville Police say she left her three children, all under the age of eight, in a downtown Nashville hotel room to “meet up with a friend.” Police were alerted to the situation when the front desk at the Home2 Suites by Hilton on Division Street received a call from their 7th-floor hotel room, and dispatch received a 911 call from the room, and it was just children with no adults present. When staff went to check on the room, accompanied by police, an 8-year-old girl answered the door and was in the room with two younger siblings. She told police her mother was “out with a friend” and after many attempts, the mother was eventually contacted via phone.
She initially told police her vehicle was broken down and left her children under the care of her brother, but later admitted that was a lie. She then stated she left to meet up with a friend to retrieve items from her broken-down vehicle, and officers say her story changed multiple times throughout the conversations. She eventually returned to the room and was taken into custody. Dispatch received this 911 call at 6:06 p.m. and the first responding officer was on the scene at 6:29 p.m.
TWRA Agent Joshua Landrum observed 34-year-old Benjamin Allen Bearden attempting to navigate his pontoon-style vessel to the fuel dock at the Elm Hill Marina on the 4th of July, and notes Bearden was having “extreme difficulty” maneuvering the boar and nearly hit both the dock and another boat before he was stopped. Bearden reportedly appeared extremely intoxicated and stated he drank “a couple of margaritas.” After performing poorly on field sobriety tests he was transported to booking and charged with BUI and reckless/negligent operation of a boat.
Officers working in downtown Nashville on the 4th of July were flagged down on 3rd Ave. N. as Caterina Boren told police her boyfriend, 21-year-old Bradley Bailey, sank his teeth into her back during an argument, leaving a fresh bite mark on the victim. Bailey admitted to biting his girlfriend, however, he says it was in self-defense after she scratched him on his neck. Officers were unable to find any scratch marks on Bailey to corroborate his self-defense claim. Baily was transported to booking and charged with domestic assault with bodily injury and a photo of the bite mark was submitted as evidence.
Metro Nashville Police say 32-year-old Michael Gallagher Jr. was driving South on Nolensville Pike when he had to swerve to avoid rear-ending the vehicle ahead of him due to his speed. As he ran off the road he struck a utility pole and officers responded to the scene. Gallagher admitted to drinking “two 10oz Bud Lights” with tacos a couple of hours prior to driving. He performed poorly on field sobriety tests and was transported to booking and charged with DUI.
Metro Nashville Police were dispatched to screams coming from an apartment on Hickory Club Drive on Monday afternoon, and as they knocked on the door, Chelsea Raymond opened it stating “thank god!” and ran from the apartment. She had obvious injuries to her face, cuts on her knuckles on both hands, and redness and swelling on her leg, in addition to small cuts under her jaw and on her neck. She states she lives there with her boyfriend/father of her child, 23-year-old Cameron Tate. She says Tate was attempting to apologize after she found videos of other females on his phone, however she was ending the relationship so he demanded she provide a notarized statement about their custody agreement if they were breaking up. She says he attempted to take the child from her and pushed her down on the bed. She says he then wrapped a pillow case around his hand to avoid leaving more bruises as he assaulted her.
Metro Nashville Police responded to Losers Bar & Grill on Division Street early Sunday morning after security reported that 22-year-old Randy Gonzales refused to leave at closing time. Bouncer Brandon Chapman stated Gonzales began arguing with him, which escalated to the man charging at him with his body and attempting to strike him. Several other patrons and staff witnessed the incident and Chapman prosecuted Gonzalez for the assault.
27-year-old Des’Ree White approached Metro Nashville Police Officers on Broadway in downtown Nashville and demanded they escort her to her vehicle. As the conversation continued, another female approached White and asked White if she would like her to walk her to her car instead of the police. White became visibly upset and angered and threw her cell phone at the other female. Officers took White into custody for disorderly conduct.