24-year-old Carlos Romano Mejia pulled up alongside another vehicle near Bell Road and Harris Lane on March 13 as they both stopped at a red light. As the light turned green, a Metro Nashville Police officer observed the two cars accelerate at high rates of speed in neighboring lanes as they raced along the roadway. An officer caught up to the 2015 Infiniti G37 driven by Romano Mejia and during the traffic stop he admitted to racing “a little.” He was issued a citation for drag racing and was booked on that citation this week.
25-year-old Dylan Shayne Simmons is charged with the domestic assault and strangulation of his ex-girlfriend, Savannah McClanahan. The January argument reportedly began after he “wasn’t being honest to his parents about their relationship,” according to the victim. During the assault, she says he called her a “bitch” and “cunt” while grabbing and pushing her, causing her to fall back. He then grabbed her throat and took her to the ground by force, and continued to strangle her on the ground for a period of time. Officers documented marks, bruises, and injuries on the victim, and a warrant was issued for the arrest of Simmons, who had fled the scene. He was booked on that charge this week.
34-year-old Hunter Bowman was found passed out behind the wheel of his vehicle at 1st & Mollow St. in downtown Nashville Friday. First responders say the vehicle was running and had been traveling in the wrong direction on the roadway. He reportedly became combative when they attempted to wake him up and reeked of alcohol, according to police on the scene. Bowman admitted to consuming “3 or 4” alcoholic drinks prior to driving.
Metro Nashville Police say first responders found 32-year-old Gerik Pennock passed out in the driver’s seat of his vehicle at 200 James Robertson Parkway in downtown Nashville Monday night. Nashville Fire had had him loaded into their unit for evaluation when officers arrived and found an open container of alcohol in the black Jetta, which was registered to Pennock. There was only about 1/4th of the bottle remaining. Pennock admitted to drinking prior to driving but would not state how much he had consumed. He has a prior DUI conviction in Michigan.
29-year-old Torriano Fields told police “Yes, I smacked her, I was upset with her” when they responded to a domestic disturbance call on in Antioch on March 15th. Hi girlfriend, Angela Hill, called 911 to report the assault and stated the pair had been arguing all day long. Fields is charged with domestic assault.
24-year-old Christopher Stowers told police he smoked marijuana 30 minutes prior to driving, and “blacked out” moments before he crashed into two other vehicles in Antioch this weekend, leaving those drivers with minor injuries. Inside the rental vehicle he was driving, police located two marijuana grinders and a pipe.
27-year-old Romina Khorshidi was charged with possession of methamphetamine, a felon possessing a handgun, drug paraphernalia, and theft after her vehicle tag came back not on file, and the vehicle VIN came back stolen.
28-year-old Mikeya Bigham was charged with aggravated assault after ramming into a woman’s vehicle multiple times and punching her. She was caught almost a year after the incident.
53-year-old Acebo Odalys was charged with theft of property after being caught on I-24, by LoJack, driving a vehicle stolen out of Miami.
24-year-old Keith Caldwell Jr was charged with aggravated burglary after he stole multiple items from his neighbor who lives in the apartment beneath his.