46-year-old Bilal Walk, who initially fled from police hours before, was jailed early Monday morning after police observed him continuing to sell balloon filled with nitrous oxide in downtown Nashville. His partner was jailed the day prior. Officer Parking, who was working the Entertainment District Unit, observed walk near 4th Ave North, standing next to a gas cylinder in the alleyway with balloons in his hand. A group of people surrounded him as they inhaled the contents of the balloons. Walk began to flee, but not before claiming he was just inhaling, not selling, and pointed at a random downtown worker who was leaving his shift as the seller. He was unaware security footage had already captured him selling the balloons. Officers seized the nitrous oxide tank and $900 in cash from Walk, and it took two officers and several minutes of struggling to place him into custody.
TWRA Officer Joshua Landrum was patrolling Percy Priest Lake Sunday when he noticed a pontoon boat in the ‘no wake’ zone without any registration numbers properly displayed. As he encountered and spoke to the boat operator, 31-year-old Tyler Ruby, he noticed he reeked of alcohol and had slurred speech and glassy eyes. Ruby admitted to drinking “2 or 3 beers” and smoking marijuana prior to operating the boat. After performing poorly on field sobriety tests, Ruby was transported to booking on multiple charges.
Security Staff at Honky Tonk Central on Broadway in downtown Nashville flagged down police to alert them 24-year-old Harrison Andrews had assaulted several female patrons and was being escorted outside when he got in an altercation with security. No one wanted to press assault charges so Andrews was charged with disorderly conduct and public intoxication and transported to booking.
Metro Police say 24-year-old Sharon Heaton was trying to enter an apartment that wasn’t hers on Sunday. The actual resident of the apartment believed someone was attempting to break into their home and called 911. Officers arrived to find Heaton passed out on the ground in front of the apartment door. She eventually regained some awareness, but was still extremely intoxicated and was a danger to herself and others. She refused medical services, and with no one else to care for her, was booked into jail, charged with public intoxication.
28-year-old Jimelle James, of Atlanta, was found at the Nashville International Airport late Tuesday with 98 psilocybin mushroom chocolate bars, commercially packaged as containing 5 grams each of premium shrooms – all weighing 12.2 pounds in total, 3 bags of commercially packaged marijuana weighing 7.89 oz, and 100 bags labeled ‘Kush Factory’. He’s facing multiple drugs charges for which a night court commissioner set his bond at $42,000, and he posted 5 hours after being booked.
Overnight, MNPD conducted the “Street Racer” initiative resulting in multiple arrests, fireworks shot at a helicopter, a large number of fireworks seized, multiple violations and citations, one towed vehicle, and one that got away from police.
Robert Carden was arrested on Tuesday morning, and charged with felony aggravated robbery. He is accused of robbing the victim, at gunpoint (and possibly drugging) of a 10 carat yellow gold ‘Icebox’ custom ‘K Crown’ pendant on a 10 carat yellow gold chain with diamonds. The combined value is $55,425. According to the victim’s statement, on 01/27/18, the two were went from one club to another drinking together, eventually arriving up in Carden’s apartment complex, although he doesn’t remember how he got there. He doesn’t remember giving anyone his keys, and…