Effective Sunday, January 16, the Davidson County Sheriff’s Office, which operates the jail, will only accept admissions directly from “street arrests” as deemed necessary that can’t be resolved by a citation by the arresting agency. All intake services are suspended until further notice for federal sleepover inmates, those serving weekend time, “hold for court” only, prisoner transports, and any other “wait to report” type admissions. Direct arrests from the courts may still be accepted.
If you are scheduled to serve weekend time please call 615-862-8367 to reschedule. NOTE: Citation booking & release is not impacted, as this is a function of the courts, which are still continuing operation at this time. 42% of the current 1,614 inmates are either a confirmed positive COVID case or awaiting confirmation of a test result.
Trent Marsh says he was asleep inside his Donelson apartment, with Trevante Rogers, when his ex-boyfriend, 28-year-old Darren Thompson suddenly appeared inside the bedroom at 1 a.m. on December 21st. Darrent was reportedly yelling and screaming and refused to leave the home, which he never lived at previously. Trent attempted to leave the location to prevent further conflict, however, when he entered his bathroom/walk-in closet area he was followed by Darren, and prevented him from leaving the room. The two grappled and eventually Trent was able to escape with Trevante.
They returned an hour later to find the apartment was ransacked with damage to all the screens and electronics in the home and an iPad that was now missing. It was pinged to Darren’s home, and home security cameras captured the entire incident. Darren Thompson is charged with aggravated burglary, domestic assault, kidnapping, theft, and vandalism. A commissioner set a $61,000 bond, then he was freed on the pre-trial release program by the Davidson County Sheriff’s Office.
As a young woman walked alone in Midtown late Monday evening, she says a man began to “cat all” her, and as she continued past him she says he firmly grabbed her arm. As she began to fight back, he reportedly told her he was going to rape her. She was able to break away from the man, identified as 30-year-old Patrick Schiebel, and flee to a nearby apartment building with a visible concierge who let her inside and called 911. Metro Nashville Police officers located the man but refused to charge him themselves since they didn’t witness it. MNPD escorted the victim to night court, where a magistrate signed a simple assault private prosecution warrant. The tourist was jailed for 153 minutes before being given pre-trial release and set free, despite a magistrate setting his bond at $10,000.
36-year-old Anthony Archer was causing a disturbance at a West Nashville Walmart when of-duty DCSO/Nashville Sheriff Officer Robert Lillard Jr, who was working a secondary security job there, asked him to leave. He says Archer became aggressive and “balled up his fists”, and even spit on him, at which time Lillard says he pulled out his baton in self-defense and began striking him with it. Archer escaped the altercation and fled the store. He was found two days later, trespassing, and was arrested on the outstanding warrant. He remains jailed on a $3,100 bond.
“The continued confusion and hyper-political nature of this issue has become a distraction from sheriff’s office priorities”, said Nashville Sheriff Daron Hall. The contract will end on December 1st.
During a prostitution sting arrest on Tuesday, Ty Tiauna Burton told detectives “take me to jail”, but whey they tried to arrest her she fought back, and kicked Detective Jason May several times in the groin and legs.
Nashville Sheriff Daron Hall admits 2 cameras recorded his guards placing handcuffs on an inmate, and moments later assaulting him. The Sheriff says the man wasn’t injured – but the hospital says he sustained 5 broken ribs. The Sheriff refuses to release either video, citing a law that covers ‘security layouts of government buildings’.
Kenneth Traylor, a 46-year-old a correctional officer at the Davidson County Sheriff’s office has been arrested for beating an inmate in the face, in a January incident at the jail. He was arrested late Tuesday evening, and near immediately freed on pre-trial release.
Kenneth Johnson has been in a Davidson County Jail since July of 2017, yet on Friday night he was found with Fentanyl and tobacco in what many call his ‘prison pocket’.
Metro Nashville is set to settle an excessive use-of-force lawsuit against the Davidson County Sheriff’s Department for $110,000.00, with an additional $50,000.00 allotted for attorney fees. While being booked, Timothy Warren was punched in the face, knocked to the ground, his body repeatedly slammed onto the floor, resulting in multiple physical injuries, including a broken fibula, a right ankle fracture, ankle dislocation, and facial lacerations.