Metro Nashville Police responded to the Tin Roof bar on Broadway to find 44-year-old Elizabeth Marie Barnard extremely intoxicated and having difficulty standing upright while reeking of alcohol. A Nashville Fire medic cart transported her to the staging area at 1st & Broadway, where she was being transitioned to an NFD ambulance for transport. She became combative with first responders, cursing at them and sticking her fingers in the face of medics. She then refused all treatment and medical care and was taken into custody for public intoxication.
NOTE: Davidson County Sheriff’s Department staff at the mobile booking unit decided not to take her mugshot in her extreme state of intoxication, instead relying on a two-decade-old mugshot from 2003 related to a driver’s license issue— a courtesy not afforded to other drunken downtown partygoers — to suffice as the current mugshot. A representative of Sheriff Daron Hall’s Office says “it was a misunderstanding” that they neglected to take a current mugshot during an arrest.
18-year-old John Demonte Crutcher was booked into the Metro Nashville Jail Friday, charged with the sexual battery of a 14-year-old female victim on a school bus in November. Crutcher admitted to “groping” the young girl’s breast and said he shouldn’t have touched her. The victim says he placed his hand on her thigh while sitting next to her on the school bus, stared at his hand, and stated “to grab or not to grab” before grabbing her. She pushed him away, and the incident was confirmed by a witness. Crutcher is free on a $1,000 bond.
27-year-old Connor King is charged with DUI after Metro Police Sgt. Paul Stein says he was behind the man when he ran a red light while traveling on Gallatin Pike. He admitted to having “a couple of drinks”, and said he normally uses an Uber.
Metro Nashville Police located 24-year-old Ladarius Tyree Stevenson in his orange Ford Mustang (with ‘Transformer’ and ‘UT’ logos) on Gallatin Pike after a ‘shots fired’ call from the neighborhood described the unique car as having fired shots into the air. Between the vehicle and his fanny pack, police seized 309 Xanax bars, bags of crushed powder Xanax, 22.8 grams of heroin, and two loaded firearms.
33-year-old Jaurice Pegues is charged with pocketing nearly $5,000 in cash from Piercing Pagoda in Opry Mills Mall. He admitted to the crime and wrote a detailed confession to management when confronted with the evidence.
64-year-old Bettie Blackman is charged with driving under the influence after she crashed her car in Antioch, and witnesses had to get her attention as she sat in the car that was on fire when officers arrived. She told officers she drank two margaritas just before driving that night, and blew a 0.132 BAC.
27-year-old Rohit Sunuwar is charged with domestic assault after admitting to punching his wife in the face and holding her by the hair during an argument about him going out for drinks with his friends.
30-year-old Lauren Langston is charged with harassment and stalking after reportedly calling and texting her soon-to-be ex-husband 19+ times daily, stalking him outside his new home, and attempting to run over him with a car.
30-year-old Gloria Marchbank is charged with domestic assault after reportedly biting, slapping, and punching her boyfriend during an argument. The victim was able to record the assault and played the video for police when they arrived.
34-year-old Robert Pride and 31-year-old Mark Johnson both bailed from a car they were fleeing in after police located it. They decided to make a run for it on foot. The pair was apprehended after a “short foot pursuit” by MNPD, as they were unable to outrun the officers, despite their best efforts.