An employee at the DoubleTree Hotel in downtown Nashville heard the yelling and screaming of obscenities and insults coming from a room as he exited an elevator in the early hours of Saturday morning. The employee knocked on the door, and 43-year-old Aaron Walker opened the door, and behind him was Walker’s wife, Caroline, lying on the floor crying. Police were notified about the incident and found Caroline sitting outside the room when they arrived. She says the couple was arguing about financial issues when Aaron punched her with a closed fist. She says she threw a cell phone at him in response. Aaron’s story changed several times during questioning, and he was determined to be the primary aggressor and charged with domestic assault.
51-year-old Stacie LeBeau Gibson is charged with the brutal assault of her adult daughter inside a downtown Nashville hotel room late Saturday evening. Caylie Gibson called 911 from the DoubleTree hotel to report she was being assaulted by her mother, who was punching her at the time of the call; the dispatcher confirmed the commotion. Stacie bit her daughter’s fingers and ripped her hair out. Officers arrived to find multiple locks of the victim’s hair on the floor, visible bald spots on the victim’s head, a deep cup on her forehead, a cut to her left cheek, scratches on her neck, and bite marks on multiple fingers. Staci told police she wasn’t sure who initially started the fight. Caylie returned a few punches in self defense.
27-year-old British tourist Elliot Williams faces charges from two separate incidents this week in downtown Nashville. On Tuesday, he and a friend, Patrick Doran, were harassing multiple vendors on Broadway. Williams punched Conor Patrick Wall in the face, causing him to fall and hit his head. The victim was transported to Vanderbilt, where the attending physician said he may have sustained a brain injury. Williams fled the scene back to his room at the DoubleTree Hotel, where police were called a short time later after he reportedly assaulted his wife, Jenny Moore. She states the two were in an argument, and when she tried to leave the hotel room, he blocked the doorway and struck her in the face. She had a busted lip and was bleeding from the assault, along with a small pool of blood on the bed. During this interaction, police recognized Williams from the earlier incident on Broadway, and he was taken into custody for both incidents.
45-year-old tourist Gregory Dymski, from Georgia, is charged with assaulting a DoubleTree Hotel who was attempted to assist his friend find his room after a noise complaint.