“Street Dad” James Baker confesses love to woman, sexually threatens her with baton

60-year-old James Baker sexually threatened Katherina Wrather with a baton at his East Old Hickory Boulevard apartment on July 8th. Wrather told responding officers she was hanging out with her friend, Lucas McClain, and his “street dad,” Baker, who looks after him. Then, she stated they went out to get a dog that one of their friends found with Wrather’s girlfriend, Jenna Brown. They all went to a WeGo station for a bus they were taking when Baker decided he did not want to hang out with Brown anymore since he thought she was annoying. After this, Baker, McClain, and Wrather got onto the bus and went to Baker’s apartment. Wrather slept in the room nearest the door and woke up to Baker lying next to her, confessing his love to her.  Wrather said Baker told her how happy she made him, but she did not share the same interest because he was too old. Then, when she tried to leave, Baker stated she could not go because she did not have a bus pass anymore since she lost it and that he would be her transportation going further. Wrather said that she texted Brown and had her come up with a story about one of her family members being in the hospital so she could leave. Baker told her she could go but that he would be coming with her and that they’d leave on his time, not hers. Then, Wrather said Baker pulled out a small baton, tapped her leg lightly, and threatened to use it as a whip for punishment, putting her in fear of bodily harm. Officers spoke with McClain, who corroborated Wrather’s statements, adding that he was “just there so nothing got too intense.” After this, the police observed messages between Brown and Wrather about Baker’s past actions of undressing women in their sleep and how Brown saw Baker cornering her to separate her from Wrather. Baker was then taken into custody for kidnapping.

Christyna Golden caught with a copious amount of different drugs

34-year-old Christyna Golden was jailed on January 4th after being caught in possession of copious amounts of drugs. Officers located a Toyota parked in the Dollar General parking lot on West Trinity Road with two overdosed occupants who had to be transported to the hospital. Christyna was found in the front passenger’s seat next to 22 Xanax pills, 5.9 grams of marijuana, 11 grams of crack, 6.6 grams of cocaine, four scales, three used pipes, and a couple hundred dollars. Christyna Golden was taken into custody and charged with two counts of felony possession of cocaine, two counts of possession/casual exchange, and drug paraphernalia.

Jatoria Sawyers assaults girlfriend with glass bottle during infidelity dispute

21-year-old Jatoria Sawyers had a domestic dispute with her girlfriend, Timisha Lawrence, at the apartments on East Nocturne Drive early December 31st. Officers arrived and observed the living space in disarray as Lawrence advised them that she woke up to messages from Sawyers accusing her of messaging another woman. Lawrence went to the bathroom, and then Sawyers barged in yelling, grabbed a bottle of Mousse, and threw it at her forehead. Lawrence exited the bathroom and went to the bedroom to diffuse the situation. Sawyers then picked up a glass bottle and hit Lawrence on the head with it. Officers observed a bloody patch on Lawrence’s head. Jatoria Sawyers was taken into custody for domestic assault.