25-year-old Alabama Tourist Freddie Fernando Kirby had a domestic altercation with his girlfriend, Adorien Jashea Covington, in downtown Nashville on February 15th. On February 16th, Covington spoke with officers when they arrived, telling them that she and Kirby went to a Predators game the day before and then went to Whiskey River Saloon shortly after. Covington stated she commented on the band singer’s attractiveness, which upset Kirby. This sparked an argument outside the bar, which turned physical when Kirby pushed her to the ground. Then, when they were on their way home in an Uber, Kirby was hitting her repeatedly, leaving visible injuries, so Covington exited the Uber and walked home. Covington said that she woke up around 5 a.m. to Kirby hitting her again. Covington suffered from a busted lip, a swollen eye, a laceration on her left shin, and bloodstains on her clothes. Detectives then spoke with Kirby, who told them he and Covington argued in downtown Nashville. Kirby stated the argument turned into a physical scuffle when she hit him, causing a minor laceration to his cheek. Kirby told officers that the injuries Covington suffered were in self-defense. Kirby was deemed the primary aggressor and was taken into custody for domestic assault.
19-year-old Louise Kapaya assaulted her ex-boyfriend after an argument turned violent at Vantage Way on December 3rd. Upon arrival, officers spoke with Demetrius Curry, who stated that the argument escalated when Kapaya punched him in the mouth. Officers observed cuts and bruises on Demetrius’ mouth. Kapaya fled the scene before the police arrived but was picked up on December 6th.
37-year-old Rachael Hall was charged with domestic assault when her roommate stepped between her and another person arguing and she shoved the victim, Andrew Jones, into a chair. On July 22nd MNPD arrived at Ridge Hill Dr. and spoke with Rachael, Andrew, and another person about a domestic disturbance. All three described the same scene of Rachael arguing with the other person, Andrew tried to step in the middle, but Rachael grabbed him by the biceps and pushed him into a chair.
Police say 33-year-old Donald Ethan Wallace struck his girlfriend, Ashley Folds, in the mouth while on I-24 E Saturday night and left her on the side of the interstate, where police rescued her and took her to a safe location. She explained he struck her in the mouth and smacked the phone from her hand as she called 911. Officers observed an injury to her lip. A playback of the 911 recording reveals Wallace saying, “I am going to snap your f*/king neck,” and “I am going to f*/king kill you.” Officers located Wallace shortly after, when he called from his home to tell his side of the story, which was that she smacked him first. Due to the overall circumstances, injuries, 911 recording, and history of his prior domestic history, Ethan was determined to be the primary aggressor and was taken into custody.
22-year-old John J. Stone and his father were both involved in an altercation inside Kid Rock’s Bar on Broadway in downtown Nashville Saturday night. As they were being escorted outside, the son was shouting at security and grabbed a woman’s phone while being taken into custody for disorderly conduct.
23-year-old Jillian O’Donnell told police that her boyfriend, Ryan Drysdale, cheated on her during their trip to Nashville, which caused them to get into a physical altercation. She admits to slapping him on his right ear, causing a laceration injury, which was documented by police. O’Donnell, who is from the United Kingdon, was given a $100 bond.
Metro Nashville Police were responding to a fight at Ole Red on Broadway in downtown Nashville and had detained one of the involved parties. Suddenly, 34-year-old Rasheed Knight walked and inserted himself into the situation and attempted to pull the involved party away from police and out of the venue. Officers explained they had to collect some information from the other party, and Knight then shoved Officer Butler with both hands while swearing and shouting. Knight was quickly taken into custody and transported to booking.
22-year-old Priest Covington reportedly became upset when he disapproved of his mother, Lanika Jernigan’s, new boyfriend. He made threats to murder the new boyfriend if she introduced him to his little brother and further made threats to kill his mother, placing her in fear for her life. As officers took Covington into custody, he stated he “should have hit that b***h,” referring to his mother, and ranted about more assaults when he gets out of jail. Once at booking, deputies say he attempted to bring an oxycodone pill into the jail.
Metro Nashville Police working the Entertainment District Initiative Thursday night in downtown Nashville responded to the Mellow Mushroom on Broadway to find 33-year-old Robert Lee Strieter heavily intoxicated and unable to care for himself. Officers say he had been kicked out of several downtown bars throughout the night and was a danger and annoyance to himself and others. Strieter was transported to booking and charged with public intoxication.
22-year-old Ariayanna Holt is charged with getting into her vehicle and purposefully and intentionally driving into the vehicle of Kassidy Benthal, which was occupied by Benthal and her friend, in an attempt to harm Benthal. The incident occurred in the early hours of Friday morning in downtown Nashville after Holt reportedly realized that her boyfriend had two girlfriends.