49-year-old Kenwood High School Assistant Principal & Athletic Director Garry James Chadwell was jailed Tuesday evening, charged with forcing a 17-year-old to penetrate him sexually. The indictment, a copy of which is in the story, alleges one count of forcing the child to penetrate him without the child’s consent, and another count of adding the statutory rape charge. The incident occurred on January 22, 2022.
20-year-old Cameron Ray, of Clarksville, is free on a $10,000 bond after lying to police and his insurance company about how his 2010 white Camaro became totaled. On March 6th the APSU Pike called police to a church parking lot behind his fraternity house, where he reported someone had crashed into his car and fled the scene, causing full airbag deployment, and “massive damage” which the insurance company determined to be written off as “totaled”.
Days later it was determined that Ray was actually driving the car on Elkmont Drive when he left the roadway and struck a Chevrolet Silverado which was parked in the driveway of a police officer’s house, then fled the scene. He is charged with felony filing a false report and leaving the scene of an accident. Ray says he was just “a dumb kid who was texting on his phone and too scared to tell his parents, but don’t compare me to a common criminal” in a quote from his social media about the crime.
20-year-old Aila Michel Thomas says she ate a 400mg marijuana brownie bar shortly before she kicked APSU Campus Police Officer Levi Grubb in his groin and assaulted Officer Gabby Linn. The two had responded to a 911 hangup call from Eriksson Hall to find Thomas running around the common area of the dorm screaming “I’m high as hell!” and stating she was about to pass out.
Despite a mask mandate being in place with full support from both city and county mayors, it is largely being ignored throughout the city. Law enforcement officers are responding to calls without masks, local politicians and business owners are mingling for hours unmasked and not socially distanced at various events drawing hundreds of the city’s elite.
A Clarksville Field Training Officer has been fired after it was discovered he exchanged over 16,000 texts and videos, including many of a sexual nature, with a teen. Over 5,000 were exchanged while he was on-duty with a trainee who was driving him around in a patrol car. The teen initially claimed she had sex with him while he was on-duty, but later recanted her statement after it was shared widely on social media.
48-year-old Clarksville Realtor Valerie Coffee was charged with domestic assault after police say she snatched her estranged husband’s phone, punched him in the face, kicked him to the ground & continued the assault while he was down, while accusing him of cheating.
23-year-old Emily Swafford was charged with driving under the influence after she told police that she had two glasses of wine when she was pulled over for driving with no lights and could not answer basic questions.
33-year-old Ramone Dickson was charged with aggravated assault, aggravated rape, robbery, and weapon possession charges after forcing a Clarksville man to swap oral sex acts with each other at gunpoint and then damaging his orbital socket. Clarksville police have received multiple reports of assaults via dating apps this week.
Tarboosh Hookah Bar in downtown Clarksville has agreed to a six-month suspension of its liquor license, after the TABC (TN Alcoholic Beverage Commission) filed suit, alleging violations of multiple executive orders, refusing to provide records to the TABC, failing to keep records of purchases and sales of liquor, and overall posing a risk to public safety.
43-year-old Charles Evans was charged with vandalism after he smashed his lover’s air conditioner on the sidewalk.