In the first of our monthly “drop-ins”, where Scoop: Nashville will celebrate Black-owned businesses or events in Nashville, we attended a comedic roast of Scoop: Nashville founder, Jason Steen. The roast, presented by Comedian Herman Black, who goes by ‘Da Herm’ at his ‘Out East Comedy Club’ was an experience that left many wondering if he understood what a ‘roast’ was intended to be? Thankfully, his opening act saved the day, with an amazing set by Comedian Leroy. Throughout the hour+ performance, Da Herm deflected attention away from his attempts at humor by choosing to wear some of the world’s most defining sweat pants that left little to the imagination during #SweatPantsSeason, so the audience had at least one of their senses stimulated during the performance. Though he roasted Steen about his recent run-in with the law, ‘Da Herm’ failed to mention his history of getting caught with his pants down at a local park, or his own burglary and theft charges, or how the police once tricked him into selling the things he stole back to them in a sting.
28-year-old Darian Morris faces a variety of charges, including vandalism and domestic assault, after police say her boyfriend, Ryan Noble, 33, called to report his girlfriend was chasing him around a parking lot and had scratched his face. She later lunged at an officer with her mouth open, attempting to bite him.
East Nashville has risen up against a local institution, 3 Crow Bar, after word quickly spread that the loyal employees who helped the beloved bar survive the pandemic and re-open were recently rewarded for their hard work with ‘pink slips’ – an Op-Ed contribution by Kevin Teets.
25-year-old Anton Rucker was charged with attempted criminal homicide, three counts of especially aggravated kidnapping, aggravated robbery, and interference with a 911 call after he held a handgun to his child’s mother’s head while driving, threatened to kill her and the children, and then beat and strangled her in an alley before stealing her phone and money.
20-year old James Brown was charged with unlawful use of drug paraphernalia, criminal trespass, and unlawful possession of a controlled substance after piloting a drone on private property during a downtown protest in Nashville. A consensual search of Brown later revealed over 31 grams of marijuana on his person.
55-year-old Kevin Hudson was charged with possession of crack cocaine, theft of property, and possession of drug paraphernalia after he stole a vehicle in Ashland City and was found three days later at Walmart in Mt. Juliet. 34-year-old Joseph Ferrell, who was found driving said vehicle, was charged with theft of property, simple possession, possession of drug paraphernalia and driving on a suspended license.
49-year-old Gretchen E. Good was arrested for driving under the influence after the former Napier Elementary School librarian was found passed out behind the wheel near Lockeland Elementary School.
22-year-old Deshon Webb was charged with a felon in possession of a handgun and vandalism of his girlfriend’s apartment during a domestic dispute in East Nashville involving a cell phone and a wig.
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31-year-old Matthew Depew was charged with driving under the influence of an intoxicant when police found his vehicle had left the roadway. Depew’s blood alcohol content was .185.