24-year-old Nickolas Brown was involved in a domestic dispute with his ex-girlfriend, Tara Jean Johnson, at Ramstone Way on October 24th. Officers spoke with Johnson, who explained that they discussed their lease when Brown came home from work since they had recently broken up. The discussion caused him to become enraged, grabbing her by the neck and throwing her onto their table, causing her to hit her head. Johnson stated that when she got up to get away, Brown grabbed her by the hair and yanked her back, so she tried to push him away. As he attempted to grab her again, Brown bit her right pinky finger and chased her as she ran outside to where her friends were waiting. Johnson got into her friend’s vehicle and escaped to their home on Summercrest Boulevard, where she would be safe to contact authorities. Officers observed purple-red bruising on Johnson’s neck and chest, a scrape on her right leg, a knot on the left side of her forehead, and a possible broken pinky finger. Brown was taken into custody for domestic assault on November 6th.
42-year-old Lavinia Shearron was jailed on September 12th after pepper spraying her 16-year-old on Franklin Road. The juvenile reported that she and her mother had gotten into an argument that led to her being pepper sprayed. Shearron told police that her daughter was being very disrespectful, and she confronted her daughter because she needed to be disciplined for speaking to her disrespectfully. The juvenile had walked into one of the rooms within the apartment, and when she came out, her mother pulled pepper spray from her bra and sprayed her. Shearron claims she did it out of a reaction because although she saw nothing in her daughter’s hands, she knew there were heavy objects in that room that her daughter may have used to throw at her. Ms. Shearron was taken into custody, and the juvenile was transported to Vanderbilt Children’s hospital.