Luke Ratliff refuses to cooperate after DUI traffic stop on I-40: 102 in a 70mph zone

It took the presence and force of three THP Troopers and two Metro Nashville Police officers to escort 40-year-old Lucas Andrew Ratliff from his vehicle to the ground after a DUI traffic stop and assistance from two security guards at Metro General Hospital to hold him down for a forced blood draw on November 21st. Troopers initially stopped Ratliff on I-40, where he was paced at 102 mph in a 70 mph zone. During the traffic stop, Ratliff would not make eye contact with officers and had slurred speech, and refused to exit the vehicle, stating he “does not want to.” A warrant was granted for his blood, and he was booked into the Metro Nashville Jail and charged with DUI.

Colorado man arrested after interjecting himself into dispute at The Diner downtown — Kirk McCoy

Metro Nashville Police working CMA Fest in downtown Nashville Thursday night responded to a call about a man fighting with the manager at the 3rd Ave S. location. While working that call, they encountered the subject’s friend, 38-year-old Kirk Dean McCoy, who was holding on to his friend in order to stand upright and was highly intoxicated. When officers asked McCoy to step aside so they could continue their investigation, he physically got between the subject and officers to prevent them from continuing their investigation. After being asked to move along multiple times, he was placed into custody for public intoxication. 

Colorado woman deemed too drunk for the Nashville International Airport — Nicole Benallo

Police say 40-year-old Nicole Benallo was found sitting on the ground near a crosswalk at the Nashville International Airport. Callers reported she had stumbled and fallen onto the ground. As officers approached to assist, they could immediately smell alcohol coming from her and noted her extreme level of intoxication. Due to her inability to care for herself in public, she was transported to booking and charged with public intoxication.

Colorado tourist calls 911 on wife who slapped him at downtown Nashville Hotel — Tina Michelle Smith arrested

Tourist Christopher Michael Smith called Metro Nashville Police early Monday morning to report his 55-year-old wife, Tina Michelle Smith, was slapping him. When police arrived, the couple, who were in town from Castle Pines, Colorado, had already got an additional room at the JW Marriott in downtown Nashville where they were staying and separated themselves. Court records show that when Christopher was talking to their son on the phone he revealed the couple had been out drinking earlier in the evening, which upset Tina, causing her to wrestle the phone away from her husband while he attempted to record her.

She eventually got on top of him on the hotel bed and began slapping him in the face, prompting the 911 call. A hotel air vent was also broken during the assault. Police documented nail marks on the victim’s face, and blood on his pillow. Tina Smith was transported to the Metro Nashville Jail and charged with domestic assault with bodily injury. After the state-mandated 12-hour hold for domestic violence cases, she was released on a $5,000 cash bond.

Man charged with assaulting former employee outside Nashville courthouse — Robert Joiner arrested

57-year-old Robert Keith Joiner was booked into the Metro Nashville Jail Tuesday on an outstanding warrant alleging he grabbed a former employee by the neck as he was exiting the courthouse and pushed him into a wall where he continued to assault the victim and take his cell phone, which he was using to record. The victim was treated for a hip and head contusion at a local hospital. A commissioner released Joiner, who is from Colorado, on his own recognizance without posting a bond.

#DAYDRUNK: Tourist found laid out on the sidewalk of Margaritaville — Colin Gavin

Nashville Police found 24-year-old Colin Gavin, of Ft. Collins, CO., on the sidewalk of Margaritaville in downtown Nashville Saturday at 6:32 p.m. He reportedly did not know where he was, nor where his friends were.

U-Haul renter charged after hitting parking garage lift gate and fleeing to Colorado

30-year-old Nicholas Price was charged with vandalism after damaging a Bank of America lift gate and two cars in their parking garage. He then fled to Grand Junction, Colorado.

Nashville man accused of stalking ex & tracking her with GPS captured in Denver after fleeing: Josh Quick

In March of 2018, we reported on Joshua Quick, who is accused of tracking his ex-girlfriend with a GPS device, knowing she had an order of protection against him. Before the Grand Jury even returned his indictment, he fled the state to Colorado and start a new life. Late Sunday night was escorted back to Nashville to answer to the charges.

Matthew Stuff – Assaults/Strangles Girlfriend & Slashes Her Paintings, per Police Report

Matthew Stuff was arrested for Agg Assault/Strangulation & Vandalism on Wednesday after getting drunk and strangling his girlfriend after slashing her paintings, according to court records. According to the victim, she was dating Matthew Stuff, and he was at her house on 01/18 when the events below happened. She reported the incident to police just after it happened, and Stuff was picked up on the warrant yesterday morning. Per the police report, Stuff had been drinking and became beligerent and started to call her names while visiting at her house.…