39-year-old Mikey Stubblefield was denied boarding for this flight twice Saturday due to his extreme level of intoxication both times. He then attempted to make a third flight Sunday. While he was en route to his gate, Airport Police noted he was stumbling and could barely stand, and was once again extremely intoxicated. He was observed throwing his bag and stealing two sandwiches along his walk. Already knowing he was going to be denied at the gate for a third time, officers took him into custody for public intoxication after he stated he was from Texas and had no way to arrange any alternate travel or accommodations.
22-year-old Brian Maza was charged with simple possession of marijuana by Airport Police after he was observed speeding on airport property, where he also works. During the traffic stop, Airport Police Officer Ahmed Aly said he could smell marijuana, so he conducted a search of Maza’s vehicle. A small amount of personal marijuana was seized, and Maza was issued a state citation. He was booked on that charge this week.
49-year-old Douglas Kelly was removed from an aircraft at the Nashville International Airport for being too drunk on Friday the 13th. Airport Police responded to the flight and found Kelly to be extremely intoxicated and asked him to leave the airport property several times. When he failed to leave the property, he was taken into custody and charged with public intoxication.
37-year-old Brian Wayne Johnson became upset at the Nashville International Airport on January 2 after he was denied boarding due to his level of intoxication. Airport police responded to the gate and attempted to assist him in getting rebooked at a later time. Johnson continued to be irate and was upsetting other passengers in the area. He then threw his backpack down an escalator in a fit of rage. He was taken into custody and charged with public intoxication.
Airport Police responded to a disturbance at Gate C10 Thursday, where an American Airlines Pilot simply pointed at 44-year-old John Alexander Enloe, who he described as “the man in the red shirt.” Enloe, who was visibly intoxicated, told police he was actually the victim of an assault. He explained that another passenger continued to place their bags in what he considered to be a public walkway, and he continued to move them out of the walkway. The other passenger made contact with Enloe’s hand as it was on their suitcase, and Enloe claimed an assault.
Officers advised Enloe he could go to the magistrate’s office and swear out a warrant if he wished to prosecute for the perceived assault. Unhappy the police were not arresting his alleged assailant, Enloe began screaming and dramatically replaying the events leading up to the officers’ arrival. He was screaming at uninvolved flight crews and cursing with children present in the area. After he refused to calm down, Enloe was taken into custody and charged with public intoxication and disorderly conduct.
Airport police initially responded to what they believed was a medical assistance call just after 11 a.m. Saturday. They encountered 61-Mark Newlin in D concourse at Gate 1, who was being held up by another person. Newlin explained he did not have any medical condition, but he had been drinking alcohol prior to the fall. He was heavily intoxicated and was taken into custody for public intoxication.
Airport Police were dispatched to the South TSA security checkout Sundayfter afternoon, where they found 63-year-old Debra Lore (Pisciotta)Terrell who was heavily intoxicated, reeked of alcohol, shaking, and generally unable to function at the checkpoint without assistance. She informed Airport Police she upset with TSA as they were taking too long to screen her. Soon after, a Southwest manager informed her she would not be flying with them today due to her level of intoxication, and her flight was rescheduled for the next day, however Debra became enraged and demanded a refund instead, stating that her travel agent handles all of her bookings and Southwest obliged.
With no travel plan, no tickets, and no way she could fly that drunk, she was told to leave the airport. Officers offered her a cab to a nearby hotel so she could make arrangements with her travel agent; however, she refused all efforts, stating: “I only take black cars!” It turns out she also takes blue and white cars, with light bars and cages, which was her transportation to downtown booking, where she spent the next eight hours making friends with the locals until she sobered up.
Nashville Airport Police responded to American Airlines C15 Gate area Sunday after 35-year-old Matthew Slater was denied boarding due to his extreme level of intoxication. Officers attempted to explain he would simply be rebooked for the following morning and escort him outside of the secure area of the airport so he could arrange for somewhere to stay for the evening. Slater became increasingly upset he would not make his scheduled flight and refused to leave the secured area of the airport. He was eventually taken into custody and charged with public intoxication. Slater later posted on social media to his friends: “After SEVERAL delays, Massive problems and a night in an airport, finally making it to Chicago”.
25-year-old Swave Martinez is charged with disorderly conduct after Airport Police say they responded to two individuals in a fight/physical altercation. After the parties were separated to determine what the issue was, Martinez continued to taunt the other individual while yelling and attempting to continue the fight. Despite multiple opportunities for Martinez to walk away, he ended up being taken into custody and transported to booking.
52-year-old Anita McPherson was booked into the Metro Nashville Jail and charged with public intoxication after she was reportedly drunken and belligerent at the Nashville Internation Airport and put her hands on the chest of an Airport Police Officer who was attempting to assist her in finding a ride off the property after. She had been denied boarding due to her extreme level of intoxication and was refusing to leave the gate area when police initially encountered her.