Man charged with threatening ex-girlfriend after she reported his crimes to police — Diante Wilkes

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28-year-old Diante Wilkes is charged with breaking into his ex-girlfriend’s car and taking her speakers. Once he learned she had reported the incident and warrants had been issued for his arrest he reportedly began to text his ex, Jessica Carter, and make threats of physical violence if she didn’t “cancel the warrants”.

In addition to the open warrants for theft and auto burglary, Wilkes was booked into the Metro Nashville Jail earlier this week, also charged with coercion of a witness. He remains jailed in lieu of a $7,500 bond.

Man charged with coercion of witness, after leaving her bloody and beaten previously — Waddell Wright

46-year-old Real Estate Investor Waddell Wright was booked into the Metro Nashville Jail Monday, charged with coercion of a witness. Two weeks ago he was charged with the domestic assault of his girlfriend of two years after he came home intoxicated and became upset about dirty dishes. An argument and by the time officers arrived the victim’s clothes were blood-covered after she says he brutally pummelled her eye, nose, and face, with her eye completely swelling shut. After he bonded out, he sent her a text message stating he’d rather just give her $10,000 than pay it to a lawyer, insinuating she should drop the charges. He is free on a $2,500 bond for coercion and a prior $2,000 bond for the domestic assault.