Metro Nashville Police responded to a call for service early Thursday morning at 1st & Gay street in downtown Nashville regarding an apparent fight between two friends. They located 24-year-old Alejandro Trujillo and Victor Martinez, who had been out drinking downtown and were returning to the parking area. When Victor told Alejandro he should not drive due to his level of intoxication and took his keys from him, Alejandro punched him in the face 4-5 times, chipping his tooth and injuring his lip. He was charged with public intoxication and assault, and received a free ride to booking by a designated driver, Officer Damon Hutcheson.
19-year-old Jayden Lawrence is charged with the assault of Dr. Andre Bean, the Director of the Men’s Initiative at Tennessee State University. In what may be the most poorly written arrest warrant we’ve ever published, Sgt. Horace Green of the TSU Police Department doesn’t specify how the alleged assault happened but lists Dr. Bean as the victim. The Sgt was escorted to the alleged fight by Arch Angel Security on Monday afternoon to find a large group of students gathered in a circle in the hallway. When he arrived, Dr. Bean was restraining Jayden Lawrence but never actually alleged any assault took place. Lawrence requested medical attention, was evaluated at Metro General, then transported to booking.
Eryanna Giles says she was walking on the sidewalk in front of Nudie’s on Broadway when 22-year-old Shawntranise Waller suddenly punched her and pushed her out of the way. A large brawl then broke out, and 22-year-old Roneqwua Hayes and 21-year-old Janeshia Leggs both joined in the fight. Leggs and Hayes were quickly apprehended by nearby officers who observed the fight, however, as they approached Waller to take her into custody she began to resist and fight the Metro Nashville Police Officers. It took nearly a half-dozen officers 5-7 minutes to get her into custody, according to their own report. She spit on 4 officers during the battle, including Arnold Ricket, Michael Waltz, Robert Leverick, and Lucas Thomas.. Once they put shackles on her and got her into the rear of a transport vehicle she stated “I am sorry for spitting on you; at least I don’t have HIV”.
21-year-old Fardus Muzamil was jailed this week on an outstanding warrant from November, charging her with assault. A warrant says Fardus was dating Keith King, who has a child with Shaterra Gibson from a prior relationship. On the morning of November 15th, Gibson was dropping the child off at Ida B. Wells Elementary School when she noticed an older model green Pontiac driving around the school and again at her residence when she arrived home to Lischey Ave. She then got into the vehicle of a friend, and the Pontiac continued to follow them. Eventually, the Pontiac, driven by Fardus, pulled beside them and pointed a taser at the victim in a threatening matter. She also reportedly texted the victim, stating she was going to “beat her”.
46-year-old Mariam Zaky tells police she beat her daughter with a clothes hanger across her back until it broke and bit her arms, then grabbed her by the arms and assaulted her again. The daughter, Emily Yonan, says she talked back to her mother, which started the assault. The victim suffered injuries all over her body. The mother is charged with domestic assault.
22-year-old Isaiah Cooke reportedly struck the mother of his child in the back of her head after she unplugged his Xbox as a motivation to help her pack things so they could leave. After he assaulted her in the head, she then grabbed his genitals in what she says was “self-defense”, and in reaction, he reportedly elbowed her in the nose. Cooke says she only yanked the controller from him and that he simply pulled her to the ground by her hair.
27-year-old Gregory Flagg walked into the Dollar General store on 3rd Ave South with an open beer Sunday. The manager, John Stephens, asked him to leave the location, at which time Flagg immediately turned around and punched Stephens square in the face causing a visible injury.
33-year-old Justin Hanning-Franklin was being escorted out of 305 Broadway in downtown Nashville due to his extreme level of intoxication when he began to fight with staff and attempted to punch one of the guards. He was wrestled to the ground by security and was outside the bar when police arrived. He is charged with public intoxication and the assault of Donovan Scott McManus.
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.
Crystal Hayden says her cousin, 42-year-old John Edward Motley, and his girlfriend, 43-year-old Star Reedy, have been harassing her since November. She provided police with multiple texts, screenshots, call logs, and posts where they posted her address and house on social media, including telling people it was for rent and providing massage services, and giving Hayden’s contact information on multiple versions of the post. Hayden also says she was placed in fear of being assaulted after Star told her the “streets are going to handle you”, and sent assault threats via text messages. Motley also reportedly made threats to have the streets take care of her. Reedy is charged with assault and harassment, and Motley is charged with domestic assault/fear of bodily injury.