Vinodkumar Prajapati enters woman’s room ptetending to be Motel 6 staff & touches her breast

42-year-old Vinodkumar Harjivanrhai Prajapati was taken into custody for sexual battery on June 8th. Elizabeth Paige Hale called the police to Motel 6 on Cartwright Street and advised them that around 12 p.m., Prajapati knocked on her door asking if she needed service. She stated she only had the door cracked enough to speak through, but he pushed the door open, grabbed her hand, and kissed it. Prajapati then entered the room, and after he closed the door, he grabbed her by the waist and kissed her on the neck. She responded by pushing him away and asking him to leave. Before leaving, Prajapati pressed his finger against her breast and asked if she had a boyfriend. Hale said she told him to go again, and he walked to the door, opened it, and said, “No problems.” Afterward, she bolted the door and alerted the authorities. When officers Mirandized Prajapati, he agreed to speak with them and admitted to entering the room, but only to clean it. Camera footage showed him in the room for more than five minutes, but he did not clean it. They spoke with the property manager and discovered that Prajapati was not an actual Motel 6 employee and just helped around the property.

DUI: Kennedy Patterson says “I slept it off already” after police find cornucopia of liquor in car

25-year-old Kennedy Augusta Patterson was found unresponsive after being involved in a car accident near a Mystic Hill Drive residence around 8:31 a.m. on May 25th. Christian Moffett, a firefighter, spoke with responding officers, telling them that Patterson was woken up after a “sternum rub” and that he removed the key from the ignition. Moffett then made sure it was in park and put the key on top of the car. When officers spoke with Patterson, he was sitting in the driver’s seat, so they asked him to exit the vehicle. While questioning Patterson, officers noticed he reeked of alcohol as he told them he did not crash into the trailer in the driveway. Patterson added that he was unsure how he ended up there.

After running Patterson’s information through NCIC, officers discovered his license was suspended. He consented to sobriety tests, performed poorly, and, after being informed of implied consent, refused to provide a chemical sample. During a subsequent search, officers located a Glock 26 9mm with a round in the chamber under the driver’s seat, two empty bottles of E&J Brandy, one empty bottle of Bacardi Vodka, and an empty bottle of Don Julio Tequila on the passenger floorboard. While sitting in intake, Patterson stated, “I am not even intoxicated anymore. I slept it off already.” Patterson was taken into custody for driving under the influence, possession of a weapon while under the influence, driving with a suspended license, and an implied consent violation.

Shaitrustin Gaines booked after assaulting ex-partner, driving with no license

28-year-old Shaitrustin Gaines was booked on an outstanding warrant and citation. The first incident was from August 25th, 2023, when Gaines showed up at Inman Braidin’s apartment early in the morning. Gaines got on top of them and strangled them out of their sleep. Gaines put his weight on Inman’s chest and didn’t move despite Inman yelling for him to get off. After about 30 minutes, Gaines rolled off Inman, and they began to argue. During the argument, Gaines grabbed Inman by the neck and pushed them against the cupboard in the kitchen. When Gaines let go, he immediately slapped Inman across the face, causing them to “blackout.”

The second incident was from November 21st, 2023, when an officer observed a black Hyundai Santa Fe run a red light on Vietnam Veterans Parkway. When the officer pulled Gaines over, it was discovered that Gaines did not have a driver’s license and was issued a citation. Gaines was booked into the Metro Nashville Jail for both incidents on February 4th 2024.

Taylor Freeland drives on revoked license, causes car accident

29-year-old Taylor Freeland was involved in a car accident resulting in injury on Dry Creek Road and Green Circle intersection in the early hours of November 25th. Officers responded, spoke with Freeland, and were advised that she did not have valid insurance. She was booked on the citation of noncompliance with financial responsibility and driving on a revoked license on December 18th.

Zachary Wilson charged after crash, failing to self-book on citations

19-year-old Zachary Wilson was involved in a traffic crash in November when it was discovered he was driving on a suspended license and without insurance. He was issued citations and never appeared in court, so a bench warrant was issued for his arrest. He was booked on the two outstanding charges this week.