35-year-old Nashville Rapper & Franklin Realtor Houston Parks told Metro Nashville Police he smoked marijuana “minutes before driving,” according to an arrest warrant obtained by Scoop: Nashville overnight. He also confirmed the powder in his pocket was cocaine. Parks maintains an active real estate license with the state despite a 2006 DUI and drug possession charges, a 2007 charge for selling ‘woo’ (fake cocaine) and fleeing from police, a 2009 MNPD Undercover Information operation that caught him with a felony amount of cocaine, and yet another DUI charge in 2010. Warning: his Soundcloud link is in the story.
Metro Nashville Police say 29-year-old Sarah Foster Sutherland, of Brentwood, was traveling behind Officer Joseph Gonzales in East Nashville early Tuesday morning when she suddenly passed his police vehicle at a high rate of speed. He reached 80 mph on Gallatin Pike to catch up with her, while the speed limit is 40 mph in that area. She eventually made a U-turn, stopped parallel to his vehicle, and stared at him “as if confused as to what to do,” according to the officer. She claimed to be coming from a bar and was driving fast to get away from patrons who were “bothering her.” Inside the vehicle was a white powder, which she admitted was cocaine. She was charged with DUI and drug possession and transported to booking.
55-year-old Kelli Diaz faces DUI and drug possession charges after police say was found unconscious in the driver’s seat of her running vehicle at a McDonald’s. When first responders arrived, she had a small plastic bag containing cocaine in her hand and she was slumped over the center console. Three empty baggies with white powder residue were also found on the seat beside her, along with a snort straw. Prescription bottles containing Adderall, Diazepam, and Zoloft were also in the vehicle. She was charged with DUI, drug and paraphernalia possession, and given pre-trial release.
37-year-old musician Joel Bauman, of The Band Royale, told police he had “two beers” at a friend’s house prior to them finding him asleep behind the wheel of his car on West End on February 20th. After performing poorly on field sobriety tests, Bauman would blow a 0.182% BAC on the breathalyzer. He assured officers he had nothing on him she shouldn’t have as he was being taken to jail, however, once at booking officers located a small 0.2 gram baggie of what appeared to be cocaine in his wallet, resulting in an additional felony charge.
In a newly unsealed indictment, 31-year-old Zain Sheikh & 25-year-old Kally Dobak are charged with selling cocaine together on multiple occasions, including three counts of selling over 26 grams together, all occurring in March and April of 2020. Kally also has an individual count of selling one-half gram of cocaine in March. Sheikh has been taken into custody and is held on a $75,000 bond. A warrant is outstanding for Dobak’s arrest.
A warrant is outstanding for Dobak’s arrest. Before her arrest earlier this week for a domestic violence charge, we were informed Dobak spent several hours preparing for her mugshot to be taken before turning herself in on that warrant, expecting that she would “get famous” from the publicity, and hoped to leverage the exposure for a role on a reality show.
26-year-old Da’Sean William Hancock (D. William Hancock) is now jailed on felony aggravated kidnapping, aggravated statutory rape, and child endangerment charges. Police say they located him at his Nob Hill apartment with a 13-year-old child, who he hid in a closet when she tried to escape, realizing police had arrived. Police say he gave the child marijuana and cocaine until she felt “high and numb” and raped her twice. A friend of the child assisted the police in the rescue of the child. Hancock remains jailed on an $85,000 bond.
54-year-old Timothy Odom went to an East Nashville restaurant Wednesday and drank “a lot” of beer and snorted cocaine. He then convinced employees to call 911 for him, stating he was experiencing an emergency. Once officers arrived he explained he had stubbed his toe, and his phone wasn’t charged, both of which he believed to be genuine emergencies. He told officers what he really needed was for them to call a tow truck for him, so he could get home. Mr. Odom arrived on foot and did not have a vehicle.
Odom was charged with making a non-emergency 911 call ($50 bond), drug paraphernalia for the cut straws in his backpack ($1,000 bond), and public intoxication ($50 bond). He is jailed in lieu of a $1,100 bond.
32-year-old Michell Baxter told paramedics he used cocaine and opioids prior to a crash on December 23rd. Baxter was initially found unresponsive in the driver’s seat of his crashed truck, unresponsive with fixed pinpoint pupils and a slight pulse. Narcan was administered and he eventually became responsive as he was being transferred onto the gurney. He stated he remembered nothing about the wreck, and refused to answer any questions after being read his rights. Baxter was charged with DUI 2nd and violation of the implied consent law. Baxter also received a citation charging him with DUI 2nd in October, for which he has not yet been to court. He remains jailed in lieu of a $2,500 bond.
“Some weed, some coke, some vodka, and some lean…” that was the response of 25-year-old William Evans when police ask if he was on any drugs when they found him pulling on door handles and running through back yards, noting he had extremely chapped and foamy lips. He was charged with public intoxication and transported to booking, where the charge was later dismissed.⠀
27-year-old Megan Hoover is charged with DUI after she crashed at I-24 & Haywood Lane Sunday. She told officers she was exhausted from work, and had smoked “a lot of weed”, taken suboxone earlier that morning, and had done what she initially believed to be cocaine, but now believes it was methamphetamine. Before falling asleep during transport she was talking to someone who wasn’t there.