Police responded to a residence on Lake Chateau Drive late Sunday night, where they found “broken glass everywhere” and 68-year-old William ‘Billy’ Prine, the bother of the late John Prine, sitting on the kitchen floor “extremely intoxicated”. He told officers he was just throwing glass plates and fell down. A woman at the residence, Lisa Finkel, said he was throwing the plates in her direction, and she was in fear of being struck with the glass plates. Billy Prine was charged with assault, and transported to booking.
Twice within an hour on Monday, Metro Nashville police responded to a white male, later identified as 51-year-old Jeffery Mitchell, standing outside his Antioch apartment who was specifically threatening to hurt his neighbors, specifically chanting he was going to “Kill a Mexican” and told one of the neighboring children it was going to be her father specifically. The first time, officers told the man to go back to his apartment, and they say he promised to say inside the rest of the night. Thirty minutes later, officers responded to the second call, and the family presented video footage of the chants and threats, and Mitchell admitted to making the threats.
Officer Ashley Kappenmacher, seemingly reluctantly, took Mitchell into custody, charging him with disorderly conduct. Night Court Commissioner Eugenia Grayer released the man back to his home on his own recognizance (ROR), no bail, no pre-trial release, no restrictions, just hours after he was arrested.