Trenell Brown vandalizes Bicentennial Park with hammer, causes $2,500 worth of damage

47-year-old Trenell Brown vandalized Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park around noon on May 19th. At about 12:21 a.m., a park guest notified park Rangers Scroggins and Gibson that a black male, later identified as Brown, wearing a red hoodie, was walking around the property with a hammer. The guest told the rangers he was going northbound toward 7th Avenue North. Rangers located and caught up with Brown in the Herman Street Goodwill parking lot. Brown matched the description provided to rangers by park guests, so they detained him. During a subsequent search of Brown, they found a hammer on his person. Ranger Gibson returned to the park and discovered that five goose-neck lights, three ground lights, and one electrical outlet connected to an emergency blue phone were damaged. According to the park maintenance director, the damage totaled around $2,500. A witness agreed to do a “show-up,” where police identified Brown. Brown was taken into custody for felony vandalism.

18-year-old George White steals items from his mother, tries to sell them at pawnshop

18-year-old George White was caught stealing from his mother, Donna Butler, at their Cather Court residence on January 13th. Butler contacted law enforcement, stating that she noticed an Oculus VR Headset and a pressure washer were missing from the home. Butler went on to inform officers that White had a drug problem and was known to steal. Butler also told law enforcement that she went to Berry’s Pawnshop, and the owner told her he was very familiar with White. The owner told Butler that White sells items there all the time and had recently tried to sell a pressure washer. George White was taken into custody and charged with theft of property on May 17th.

Nathan Givant punches & strangles “intimate partner” during argument

27-year-old Nathan Givant had a domestic altercation with his roommate and “intimate partner,” Anthony Alberto Caceres, in the early hours of May 19th. Upon arrival, officers spoke with the victim, who stated she and Givant argued earlier in the night, which escalated when she slightly pushed him. Then, he shoved her, balled up his fists, and hit her in the back of the head, swinging his arms wildly, leaving scratch marks on her arms. She said she pushed him back, and he pinned her against the wall and put his arm against her neck, hindering her breathing, adding that she did not fight back. The victim stated after she walked outside, Givant slammed the door behind her, so she kicked out the windows to his residence and called the police before leaving. Givant was taken into custody for aggravated assault.

DUI: Kevin Wood crashes into parked car after attempting to avoid another driver

28-year-old Kevin James Wood drove and hit a parked car near Joseph Avenue and Richardson Avenue in the early hours of May 19th. When officers arrived, they observed a parked car with damage on the side of the road before noticing a vehicle down the road, wrecked and blocking the road. Officers approached the car and located Wood in the driver’s seat. Wood stated he was driving down Joseph Avenue when a car came close to him, so he tried to avoid it and hit the parked car. Wood said that he rolled down the street and could not stop. Wood denied consuming any alcohol, consented to sobriety tests, and performed poorly. After Wood was detained, officers searched him and found a plastic tube from a weed pen in his pocket that he said he used to smoke weed out of. He was informed of implied consent and agreed to provide a blood sample. Then, under Miranda, Wood admitted to drinking alcohol and smoking marijuana earlier in the day. Wood was taken into custody for driving under the influence and the unlawful use of drug paraphernalia.

Kia’Onna Lawless breaks into “intimate partner’s” home, steals his PlayStation 5

23-year-old Kia’Onna La’Shea Lawless caused a disturbance at her “intimate partner’s,” Anthony Johnson’s, Eric Drive residence on May 18th. Officers were advised that Tyron Smith and Sheena Smith are residents there also. When officers arrived, they spoke with Johnson, who stated that Lawless was not allowed at his house, adding that she tried to enter through the back door. Johnson then told Lawless to leave before having to “physically remove” her from the doorway. Then, Lawless waited in her vehicle until Johnson’s company left and entered through the front door. Lawless grabbed Johnson’s PlayStation 5 and iPhone, went outside, and threw the iPhone into the grass across the street, which was captured on camera by Mr. and Mrs. Smith. Lawless was taken into custody for aggravated burglary and theft.

Sara Hardeman assaults 13-year-old child at Altitude Trampoline Park

40-year-old Sara Elizabeth Hardeman had an altercation with a 13-year-old child at Altitude Trampoline Park on Lebanon Pike late May 18th. When officers arrived, they spoke with the child’s father, Christopher William Stewart, who advised them that he wanted to press charges. Officers noticed the 13-year-old had several red marks on his body as he told them it hurt to move his neck in certain ways, so they had him transported to Vanderbilt Pediatrics. Then, the establishment provided officers with footage of the occurrence. The footage showed Hardeman walking over to the child in the foam pit and talking with him before grabbing his shirt, forcing him out of the pit, and walking him toward the exit with her hands by his collarbone as he tried to get away. After she released him, she pushed him in the chest and then left. The business gave police Hardeman’s information, and when they called her, she stated she was already at her house in Lebanon, Tennessee. Officers waited for her to return, and when she did, they detained her for the incident. Hardeman was taken into custody for assault on May 19th.

Breanna Leeds asks officers for ride, tells them she was “lost after overdosing on Fentanyl”

36-year-old Breanna Leeds flagged officers down near the Skyline Ridge Drive and Channing Drive intersection around 4 a.m. on April 14th. She asked them for a ride to her vehicle, stating she was “lost after overdosing on Fentanyl” around 1 a.m. Before getting into the patrol car, she consented to a search of her person. During the search, officers located an Oxycodone pill and two Clonazepam pills wrapped inside a $1 bill, separate from her everyday medication container. Leeds told officers she had a prescription for the pills at home but not on her. Leeds was then cited for the occurrence that day. Leeds was later booked on the citation for two counts of simple possession on May 21st.

Jamie Boyd strangles girlfriend after accusing her of cheating on him

44-year-old Jamie Boyd had a domestic incident with his girlfriend, Taneal Shanta Walden-Walker, at his The Hillson apartment on Harris Hills Lane in the afternoon hours of April 21st. When deputies arrived, they spoke with Walden-Walker, who stated that she was staying at Boyd’s apartment for the weekend. She noted that Boyd noticed a scratch on her back and believed she was cheating on him. Walden-Walker said he refused to talk with her on the way home from breakfast until she asked him why when they were in the apartment, which sparked an argument. Walden-Walker stated Boyd told her to get her stuff and get out. While collecting her belongings, Boyd pushed himself against her, trying to grab her items. Walden-Walker then defended herself, prompting Boyd to grab her by the shirt and push her, causing her to fall to the ground. Boyd then dragged her from the bedroom to the living room. Walden-Walker told officers that Boyd pinned her down while she was on her stomach and bent her arm behind her back. She stated Boyd pushed his forearm into her neck for about two minutes, which is when she told him, “Let me go. I can’t breathe.” Walden-Walker said that he pushed her out of his apartment, adding that she was having severe shoulder pain, stiffness, and injury to her throat. Walden-Walker was transported to the hospital and a warrant was issued for Boyd’s arrest. Boyd was later taken into custody for aggravated assault on May 19th.

Malik Grant caught stealing at Savannah’s Candy Kitchen by “Nashville Safety Ambassador”

29-year-old Malik Grant was caught stealing several packages of candy from Savannah’s Candy Kitchen on May 17th. Officers were approached by a “Nashville Safety Ambassador.” The “Ambassador” told officers about the incident and pointed to Grant standing in front of the patrol car. Officers observed Grant holding several bags of candy and popcorn with price tags on them. Officers attempted to talk to Grant, but he refused and stared at the “Ambassador.” Officers then attempted to detain Grant, but he began yelling and threatening them. Grant continued to scream and stated that he would kill or “Beat the ass” of officers and the “Ambassador.” While speaking to Grant, officers observed signs of intoxication as well as a large cup that smelt like an alcoholic beverage. During the investigation of the supposed theft, officers spoke with the manager of Savannah’s Candy Kitchen. She stated that she witnessed Grant steal multiple candy bags and quickly leave. Once officers got Grant into the patrol car, he kicked one of the windows to escape. Officers then attempted to get Grant into a leg restraint, but he pulled away and attempted to flee from officers again. Malik Grant was transported to booking and charged with public intoxication, vandalism, resisting arrest, and disorderly conduct.

DUI: Terrence Harris found sleeping in Chevy Tahoe after drinking Hennessy

52-year-old Terrence Harris was observed sleeping in his white Chevy Tahoe with the engine running near a North 5th Street residence early May 19th. Officers noticed the Tahoe in the middle of the roadway and approached it, where they located Harris, who was waking up. Officers had him exit his vehicle, during which he showed signs of intoxication and admitted to consuming alcohol. Harris refused to take sobriety tests, so officers detained him. After officers informed Harris of implied consent, he declined to provide a chemical sample. During a subsequent search of his Tahoe, officers found an open bottle of Hennessy behind the center console. Harris was taken into custody for driving under the influence, an open-container violation, and an implied consent violation.