19-year-old Carlens Ostin left the back door of his house open on Aaronwood Drive for a couple of days, so a concerned neighbor called the police on the afternoon of December 5th. The neighbor stated the previous residents had moved out, and they believed no one had moved back in. Officers arrived and observed the lockbox attached to the front door, commonly found on homes that are for sale, had been cracked and left open without the keys. They went to the unsecured door at the rear of the home, announced themselves to ensure no one had broken in, and began to clear the residence when they located three vacuum-sealed bags full of marijuana sitting in plain view on top of a box in the upstairs bedroom, so they executed a search warrant, uncovering three additional vacuum sealed bags, weighing a total of six pounds, and a vacuum sealer. Ostin arrived at the house while the officers were on the scene and advised he had just moved in and must have left the back door open. He stated he had gotten the key out of the lockbox and accidentally damaged the box. Then, Ostin contacted his aunt, the legal renter of the property, and she confirmed that he was staying there while going to school. He told officers he was the only one who was staying there, and he knew nothing about the marijuana. Ostin was taken into custody for possession with intent to distribute and unlawful use of drug paraphernalia.
28-year-old Tyia Bonner is charged with felony drug possession after crashing her vehicle on Maplewood Trace, and officers reporting that marijuana smoke was still rolling out of the vehicle when they arrived at the scene. A “large bag” of marijuana was in plain view, and a search revealed more “large bags” of marijuana, totaling 13.6 ounces. An additional 5 ounces of “synthetic marijuana” was located, along with 100 plastic bags, three scales, and $413 in cash.
Amy Jett told police that her 19-year-old daughter, Lindsey Jett, “does this when she gets drunk” when describing how Lindsey attacked her mother, biting her wrist and her rib cage, and then strangling her with both hands. When police arrived at the Super 8 Motel on Royal Parkway, Amy explained the two had been taking shots together at another location earlier, and once back at the hotel room, an argument escalated. Officers documented bite marks and other injuries on the mother, along with ripped clothing. Lindsey had initially fled the scene before officers arrived but was taken into custody a short time later.
Violent Crimes Division detectives today charged Jason Bell, 29, with two counts of attempted murder, carjacking, aggravated assault, vehicle theft, and evading arrest in connection with a crime spree Wednesday afternoon/evening that began with the critical stabbings of a man and a woman at a homeless camp off of Donelson Pike at I-40.
Police responded to 600 Marriott Drive Wednesday night to find 22-year-old Jasmine Martin “extremely intoxicated” and sitting down in front of the hotel with vomit on her face and clothing. Staff noted she was incapable of leaving the property on her own. She told police she had just come from Jason Aldean’s Bar in downtown Nashville.
24-year-old Jeremiah Valentine has been charged with vandalism after using his head to shatter her car window from the inside during an argument.
44-year-old Renee Ashcraft is jailed in lieu of a $3,700 bond after police say she began to take off her clothes at a South Nashville Mapco and grabbed the manager’s butt in a sexual manner without his consent.