When Metro Nashville Police located the 28-year-old victim, he was found with apparent hammer injuries to his collar bone and neck area from an assault. He explained he and his girlfriend currently live with her mother, 49-year-old Shawna Baker, or ‘ShawnaLynn’ as her hundreds of thousands of fans across TikTok, Instagram, and OnlyF*ns, better know her. He was in his bedroom when he says Baker was “very intoxicated” and believed he was laughing at her from the bedroom. She then reportedly armed herself with a hammer and began to strike the door, which he had now closed and locked out of fear of his own life. At one point, he opened the door to escape and found Baker standing at the door, hammer at her waist, blocking his exit. As he pushed her to make a rush to exit the house, he was tackled, the two rumbled, and he was struck with the hammer. He was able to escape to another location and contact the police. Baker was charged with felony aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.
Metro Nashville Police responded to an active burglary alarm at a home on 7th Ave North in downtown Nashville just before 3 a.m. Wednesday. The homeowner reported the man, identified as 36-year-old Matthew Edward O’Connell, was attempting to get into his home. O’Connell, who is a bartender at Jason Aldean’s bar downtown, was extremely intoxicated but explained he believed this was the house he was supposed to be at to visit a woman he had been seeing. Officers had Nashville Fire medics respond to the scene, but Matt O’Connell refused any assistance or transport. Unable to care for himself, he was transported to booking and charged with public intoxication.
28-year-old Jasalyn Barg crashed her vehicle in East Nashville on March 19th, and responding officers say she reeked of alcohol. She initially agreed to perform field sobriety tests, but once walking to a safe place to conduct them, she did not continue any of the tasks. Due to her unsteadiness, slurring her words, and smelling of alcohol, she was taken into custody and charged with 2nd offense DUI. On the way to booking, she tinkled in the backseat of the taxpayer taxi. She is additionally held on a warrant from Dickson County.
Police say 40-year-old Nicole Benallo was found sitting on the ground near a crosswalk at the Nashville International Airport. Callers reported she had stumbled and fallen onto the ground. As officers approached to assist, they could immediately smell alcohol coming from her and noted her extreme level of intoxication. Due to her inability to care for herself in public, she was transported to booking and charged with public intoxication.
Police say 30-year-old Nicholas Chowning was kicked out of his girlfriend’s parent’s home for being drunk and aggressive. Her parent removed him and told him to call an Uber to get home. Moments later, Chowning shattered the front window of the home and sat on the living room floor, where police found him late Thursday, bloody and defiant.
Chowning was taken into custody, charged with felony aggravated burglary. His bond is set at $10,000.
29-year-old MMA fighter Donovan Salvato spent 12 hours in the Metro Nashville Jail this week on a domestic violence hold after he bit his roommate’s testicles during an argument. Police documented a 2.5-inch laceration of the victim’s scrotum, multiple bruises, and swelling to his head. Salvato is charged with domestic assault with bodily injury.
Metro Police say 23-year-old Savannah Leigh Shrum held up her right hand and extended her middle finger to the officer who was attempting to pull her over as she traveled over 90 mph in her Mustang Thursday at lunch, making it “clear she wasn’t going to stop”. The aspiring model, who has a modest Instagram following, sped away while the officer fell back and ran her license plate to secure a warrant for her arrest.
Accused of cheating, police say John Dibelka,33, brutally beat his girlfriend, strangling her until she lost consciousness and soiled herself, at which point he laughed at her and strangled her harder. She eventually hit him with a bottle of liquor to secure her escape. He is free on a $50,000 bond.
This weekend finds Gold Rush bartender Jessie Johnson (Jesse Johnson on social media) behind bars, once again, on a domestic violence 12-hour hold; this time for violating an order of protection / restraining order violation.You might consider this is some normal run-of-the-mill charge that happens every day, but what if you knew that he has randomly went off on total strangers and attacked them? Pretended to stop and help a lady with a flat tire, and assaulted and robbed her downtown with a tire iron? Held a 4-inch knife to a…