DCSO employee Robert Runnels was working security at a downtown bar when he says he observed 24-year-old Alec Kolar from Wisconsin attempting to steal two bottles of Whiskey from the 2nd-floor bar. Kolar made it to the staircase with the bottles, where Runnels took them away from him. He attempted to stop Kolar from fleeing but was unable to detain him and says Kolar pushed him. Actual police officers were notified, and they were able to follow Kokar over the pedestrian bridge, where he was taken into custody. Kolar was reportedly intoxicated, slurring his speech, very irate, and making threats against transporting officers. Runnells signed the warrant as a private citizen prosecutor on the assault, and Metro prosecuted on the theft and public intoxication. Kolar is free on pre-trial release.
Witnesses called police after observing Sydney Medders running through a Nashville apartment complex screaming for help while being kicked by her boyfriend, 25-year-old Tarrell Grant. She was able to hide in a neighbor’s apartment until officers arrived at the scene. Officers found her with multiple injuries, including a bloody nose where she had been pushed into a wall, abrasions, and blood on her shirt. She did not want to prosecute for the domestic violence, and Grant told police “nothing happened.” Due to the circumstances, the relationship, and the history of domestic violence, officers prosecuted on her behalf and took Tarrell Grant into custody.
Layer Cake Security Team Member Lance Matthew Mann says he was attempting to move a crowd of patrons out of the way so a handicapped person could pass by on September 3rd when 26-year-old Jonathan ‘Jono’ Phelps pushed him and punched him in the nose. Metro Nashville Police responded to the scene and confirmed the incident on security video from the venue. Phelps was issued a citation for assault and was booked on the citation this week.
A 16-year-old Walmart employee says 41-year-old Asrorkhon Sultankanov punched his vehicle and spat on him twice in the Walmart parking lot after he nearly collided with the teen’s vehicle as he barrelled through the parking lot. As the supposed adult nearly caused the collision as the teen was backing out of a parking spot, Sultankanov then exited his vehicle to confront the teen, who says the man then spat on him twice and punched his car in a fit of rage. The incident was observed on the store’s security cameras.
31-year-old Matt Visser is charged with assault and vandalism after he reportedly “snatched the glasses from the head” bouncer Jelani Kimber at Play Dance Bar early Sunday morning. Kimber says the man then twisted his glasses until they were broken, shattered, and missing pieces. The assault came after Visser was asked to leave due to his level of intoxication and behavior inside the bar. Earlier on social media, Visser had commented on how LGBT bars were becoming “zoos for bachelorette parties.”
Kelsey Shipp says 25-year-old Shelby Marie Anderson walked up to her, grabbed her hair, and punched her in the face while dragging her to the ground. Shipp says the assault continued for several more punches and resulted in a fractured collar bone, a lacerated lip, contusions to her head, and a broken fingernail.
Allison Merriman says she was on a Tinder date late Monday night in downtown Nashville with 52-year-old George Stoddard, and it was their first time meeting in person since finding each other on the app. After a night of being at the bars on Broadway, they shared an Uber back to the Staybridge Suites hotel, where she and some friends were staying while in town this weekend, and where he had left his car parked. During the short ride 1.5 mile ride, she says Stoddard became agitated and jealous, believing she was flirting with the rideshare driver. Once they arrived at the hotel, Stoddard began to physically fight both her and the driver, punching her in the face, and dislocating her pinky finger. One of her friends, who was also staying at the hotel, came downstairs and attempted to break up the fight and kneed and punched Stoddard multiple times until he attempted to flee. As Stoddard got into his own car, he crashed into another vehicle in the parking lot during his attempt to flee the scene. He was charged with both assault and DUI.
45-year-old See Kang is charged with an assault at the Restaurant Depot after police say he had a disagreement with Mina Masoud about their places in the checkout line. The verbal disagreement escalated until Kang grabbed a shopping cart and shoved it into the shoulder of the victim twice, which was confirmed by video footage of the incident. Kang was cited for assault and was booked on the citation this week.
A Greyhound bus passenger was upset about a delay in Nashville on July 23rd and was asking staff about being compensated for the delay. 27-year-old employee Jon Quest Parker demanded she step aside and that she would not be getting back on the bus. As she began to record the interaction with her cell phone, Parker became upset and told her she was not allowed to videotape inside the facility as it was against policy. When she refused to stop, Parker called the police, and while waiting for officers to arrive, he walked past the victim in what is described as a “clearly irritated” manner and struck her in the right forearm, purposefully knocking the phone from her hand. He was cited for assault and was booked on that citation this week.
Police say 54-year-old Majid Hussain Alkanani is charged with the violent assault of his teenage daughter, which sent her to the hospital, and the assault of her boyfriend after approaching him in a parking lot and then sending death threats to the teen. Details inside…