Witnesses say 31-year-old Khristen Jones rear-ended another vehicle near Old Hickory Blvd & Bellevue Rd and continued to drive toward Highway 100 before she exited the driver’s side of her vehicle and walked into the woods. As first responders arrived she emerged from the woodline, reeking of alcohol. She told police she had “could have had a couple of drinks” but her friend ‘Brad’ was driving, not her. She refused field sobriety tests and was charged with DUI.
Vikki Rush says she returned home after being out drinking and found the door was locked, causing her to have to knock until her husband, 61-year-old Lawrence Rush, let her inside. As she moved past him, her purse reportedly hit her husband, and she says he pushed her in response, starting a physical altercation. Vikki told police her husband eventually pushed her to the ground and strangled her, leaving scratch marks on her neck. During the struggle, he reportedly grabbed her by the hair and hit both her head and nose on the floor, which was swollen and had some bleeding.
27-year-old Shaquille Bowen faces multiple charges after an argument started as he was making gingerbread houses with his girlfriend, LaShonda Simpson, who had invited him over. Simpson says she went outside and sat in the car after the argument became heated and he yelled and threatened to break things, leading to the couple fighting in the grass outside for an “extended time” before taking it to the gravel on her patio, and back into the grass. He eventually fled the residence. She also did not say there overnight. The following morning, she received a phone call that he had broken into her apartment through a window and slept there while she was gone. Bowen is charged with domestic assault, aggravated trespass, and vandalism. He remains jailed in lieu of a $6,500 bond.