38-year-old Justin Scheidt was found on Broadway early Sunday evening, falling and stumbling over himself. Officers arrived to assist Scheidt but arrived at his wife, who told them that he had already fallen and hit his head. Medics came to the scene and cleared Scheidt, but during that process, he told someone that he was going to “pound their face” and told officers they were “assh*les,” “p*ssies,” “pieces of sh*t,” and other derogatory terms. Officers were afraid that Scheidt might be a danger to himself or other people’s safety, so they placed him into custody. Scheidt was taken into custody and charged with public intoxication.
22-year-old Peter Lovell was booked early Friday morning for annoying people at Whiskey Row. Officers were flagged down by security, who stated that Lovell was threatening to fight people in the area. He was also acting aggressively toward workers at a nearby hot dog stand. Police approached Lovell and informed him that he was drunk in public and gave him the opportunity to call his wife, but the number he provided did not work. He then lied to officers, stating that he had a cab waiting for him on Broadway. He finally got into a cab but couldn’t tell the driver the address of where he was staying. He was also dropping his garbage from his hot dog all over the inside of the taxi, causing the driver to refuse him a ride. Officers noted that throughout the incident, Lovell continually asked the same question over and over again, accusing officers of never answering his question even though they had answered him several times. Officers determined Lovell was unable to take care of himself and he was arrested for public intoxication.
25-year-old Nathanial Hoffman was standing in the middle of Broadway just after 2 a.m. Saturday as officers were re-opening the roadway to vehicular traffic. Officer Dean Ferrari advised Hoffman to return to the sidewalk three times, each of which he refused. The officer noted that Hoffman was visibly intoxicated and was slightly unsteady on his feet. Hoffman then looked at the officer, who had his passenger side window down, extended his middle finger, and screamed, “fuck you!” The officer exited his patrol car and attempted to assist Hoffman to the sidewalk. He was then given the opportunity to go home or be placed under arrest for public intoxication. He once again told the officer to go fuck himself and stated he could “do whatever the fuck I want.”
The officer then decided to place Hoffman into custody, but Hoffman had other plans. As the officer attempted to gain control of Hoffman’s hands, Hoffman simply grabbed his wrist and pushed him away, then shoved him away again. The officer then admits he was unable to control him as long as he was on his feet, so he wrapped his arms around him to take him to the ground. He fell on top of Hoffman, who continued to push the officer away from him “as if he had grappling experience,” according to the report. Eventually, the officer “fully mounted” Hoffman and held his wrist to the concrete until backup officers arrived. Once multiple officers restrained Hoffman, he pulled away, causing all of them to fall to the ground, where he was held and hobbled after an extensive struggle. He reportedly damaged the patrol car as he was being forced into it.
21-year-old Tyler Schutte was jailed in Nashville Sunday night after calling a Metro Nashville Police Officer a ‘b*/ch,’ while smirking and threatening to fight. Schutte approached Officer Dean Ferrari near 3rd & Broadway in downtown Nashville and was extremely intoxicated and had trouble standing without swaying. He asked the officer if he wanted “to make a bet,” and the officer declined. He responded by calling the officer a “b/*ch” while smirking and then made vague threats to fight. The officer told the other members of his friend group to assist Schutte in getting back to his hotel or to arrange for a rideshare, but they refused. Schutte was then taken into custody and charged with public intoxication.
56-year-old City of Dickson Police Captain Ronald Hobson is on administrative leave after being jailed in Nashville Saturday, charged with a felony aggravated assault that sent a man to the hospital. Hobson was attending the Kid Rock concert at Bridgestone Arena. According to a half-dozen witnesses who observed the incident, Hobson was standing at his seat neat the first row of section 102 and refused to sit down despite person after person telling him he was blocking their view of the concert. Another blocked patron, Gilbert Keifer, was two rows behind Hobson and also asked him to sit down as he was obstructing the view. Hobson then began a verbal argument with the victim. This quickly escalated as Hobson pushed him and grabbed him in a “full Nelson choke hold” before briefly releasing him. Hobson then grabbed him a second time and threw him down a set of stairs and over the railing. After the victim was on the ground, the police Captain then walked o him and kicked him several times while he was on the ground, unable to move. Police spoke with over a half-dozen witnesses who confirmed all of the events.
In a statement to Scoop: Nashville, the Dickson Police Department stated they are “aware of an incident involving one of its detectives at a concert in Nashville Saturday, July 8. Per department policy, Capt. Ron Hobson has been placed on administrative leave pending resolution of the investigation. A 20-year veteran of the department, Capt. Hobson is part of the Criminal Investigations/Narcotics Division.”
24-year-old Wisconsin tourist Donovan Filla was extremely drunk in downtown Nashville early Sunday morning when he began to run across traffic, despite warnings to get out of the street on 4th Ave near Broadway. Filla grabbed a traffic cone and threw it at a moving vehicle, and was almost hit by another vehicle. He was taken into custody due to his drunk and disorderly behavior and inability to care for himself.
42-year-old Michael Kelley was walking on the sidewalk on Broadway in front of the Mellow Mushroom late Thursday night when he intentionally kicked the foldable sign causing substantial damage. Nearby officers placed him into custody and charged him with vandalism. Store staff estimated the damage to the sign at $50.
Police say 50-year-old Jennifer Bishop punched several ladies inside the bathroom at Honky Tonk Central Saturday night, including an employee. Officers arrived to find Bishop extremely intoxicated and unable to care for herself. She was taken into custody and charged with public intoxication. The victims state they would seek prosecution for the assault(s) at a later time. Officers reviewed video of the assault.
36-year-old Jonathan Miller was unable to pay his bar tab at Whiskey Bent Saloon in downtown Nashville early Sunday morning and became belligerent and attempted to fight with others inside the bar. He was escorted outside by security and became hostile with security and officers where were on scene. Due to his level of intoxication, Miller was transported to booking and charged with public intoxication.
Police say 29-year-old Morgan Mills was so drunk she was “falling into the arms of men she did not know” at Kid Rock’s Bar in downtown Nashville early Saturday morning. She was too intoxcated to care for herself and could not provide anyone to contact to assist her. She also couldn’t remember where she was staying. After refusing medical treatment, she was transported to booking and charged with public intoxication.