Clarksville mother faked autistic child’s death. School laptop leads to his discovery — Vanessa Blanchard

From our partner, Clarksville Today: In October of 2021, New Providence Middle School SRO Dwayne James contacted Vanessa Blanchard to inquire why her 12-year-old son was not at school, he was informed the child had died as the result of a seizure two days prior. The school announced the child’s death and had a fundraiser to pay for funeral expenses, which Blanchard said would be at Sykes Funeral Home. When the school contacted the funeral home to donate the money, they had no record of the family or any arrangements.

The school reached out to Blanchard again, and she explained the child’s body was at Tennova, awaiting an autopsy. Two weeks later, the child’s school-issued laptop was realized to be active at the Vacation Motor Motel.

Deputies responded to the location and found the boy in the room, but otherwise alive and well. Vanessa Blanchard admitted to leaving the child there alone and checking on him every other day, or so. Blanchard is charged with contributing to the delinquency of a child, and fraud – false impression of death. She remains jailed on a $5,000 bond.

Drunk man with gun threatens to kill store clerk, police let him walk away, he then assaults roommate — Shabazz Mallison

26-year-old Shabazz Mallison is jailed in lieu of a $72,000 bond after police had two interactions with him Wednesday. Officers first encountered him at a South Nashville 7-Eleven when he threatened to fight and kill the clerk. He was released from the scene after the clerk chose to not press charges.

One hour later, police were called to his home where they encountered him armed with a handgun on the front porch, yelling for cops to “shoot me! shoot me!” while waving the gun around. He had threatened a roommate, Shameka Watson, and another woman with a gun while pointing the laser sight at them. During the argument he reportedly also threw a Yankee candle at her, leaving wax on her face, and she used a chicken pan on him in self-defense.

Mallison is charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, reckless endangerment/assault, and possession of a handgun under the influence.

Teenage soldier charged after drinking 6 beers & attempting to fight others in Broadway brawl — Brodie Harris

Metro Nasvhille Police charged 19-year-old Fort Campbell soldier Brodie Harris with underage consumption of alcohol, public intoxication, and disorderly conduct Saturday night as he was involved in a large brawl on Broadway in downtown Nashville. Harris was observed attempting to punch another person, was ordered to stop, but he continued to attempt to strike the other person, ignoring the commands of officers. Harris stated he had six beers and was “trying to defend his friend from getting jumped”. Harris was booked into the Metro Nashville Jail and is free on pre-trial release.

Man charged after smashing girlfriend’s head into dashboard, firing shots into air — Javonte Crisp

24-year-old Javonte Crisp, who only weeks ago graduated from APSU with his Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice, is now free on a $15,000 bond, accused of repeatedly slamming his girlfriend’s head into the dashboard and steering wheel of a car after getting upset with her, and further expressing his anger by firing a handgun into the air.

Male soldier charged with sexual battery of woman at Nashville Gay Club: Play Dance Bar

21-year-old Andrew ‘Andy’ Adamczyk is charged with the sexual battery of a female at Play Dance Bar during the foam party this weekend. The victim alleges he grabbed her by the vagina, lifting her up and moving her to another part of the club and sitting her down, then followed her to the restroom where he kissed her without consent.

FORMER SHERIFF’S OFFICE CORRECTIONAL OFFICER CHARGED

A former Nashville-Davidson County Sheriff’s Office (DCSO) correctional officer was charged Wednesday with four felony counts of possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver or sell.

In Clarksville, police & city’s elite refuse to mask up despite mandate to do so

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.

Clarksville Officer fired after 1000’s of sexts & explicit videos exchanged with teen on city phone

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.

Clarksville realtor punches husband, knocks him over, kicks him more while he’s down, per police

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.

Man found leaving stolen car that “belongs to a friend”

46-year-old Charles Moore was charged with theft of property after police found him leaving a stolen vehicle that was being tracked by GPS.