29-year-old Sara Amber Shipp Glover and 39-year-old husband Zachary Glover were jailed this week after police say spat in her husband’s face after he stopped on the stairs in front of her and would not move. Zachary admitted to restricting her movement on the staircase, preventing her from freely moving about the house. Police say this was not the first time they have responded to a domestic-related call at their residence.
In 2021, Zac Glover was previously charged with domestic assault after admitting to pushing an apple smoothie into the face of his wife, Sara Amber, during an argument on a Monday morning. She threw the cup back at him, but not before the smoothie mixture had covered her face, body, floor, and walls.
James Shardale Taylor says his lover, 23-year-old Troy Smith, tossed a duffle bag containing his cell phone off of the 5th-floor balcony of their West End hotel late Saturday evening. The two had been arguing as Troy wanted to visit a shopping mall, and James did not want to go. Troy reportedly became “erratic,” causing James to record the interaction. When James said he wanted to level the hotel room, he says Troy told him he would have to fight him to leave the room. He then reportedly snatched the phone away from James and attacked him, strangling him and leaving him with visible injuries to his neck. Troy also poured a beer onto James, leaving him with a wet spot on his shirt. Police arrived and took Troy into custody. The cell phone was retrieved and was damaged as a result of the fall.
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.
19-year-old Sammie Deas is charged with the domestic assault of his boyfriend, Jantoine Polk, who witnesses say he whipped with a phone charger and punched in the face. Officers arrived at the Antioch apartment Thursday, where Polk says the argument began as he was letting a friend use Sammie’s phone charger. This upset Sammie, who whipped the victim twice with the cord of the phone charger, leaving multiple injuries to his chest. Sammie then came from behind to strangle him until he was unable to breathe. He then reportedly punched Polk in the face 4-5 times as he attempted to escape the apartment.
76-year-old John Collins was booked into the Metro Nashville Jail on an outstanding citation charging him with the false imprisonment of a juvenile boy who he had befriended about six months prior. While he was babysitting the juvenile, Collins says the child stole $200 from his apartment, which is inside the Green Hills Retired Teachers Apartments Tower. After he called the child’s mother he refused to bring the child down from the secured complex for over two hours, stating he was afraid the boy would run off on him. The child said he was not allowed to leave.
25-year-old Kyler Vance Shular is charged with felony aggravated assault/strangulation and false imprisonment after his ex-girlfriend came over to get her things from their shared apartment, to which she still had a key, and he reportedly became upset, pinned her to the floor, threatened her, then covered her mouth when the screamed. A neighbor heard the commotion and knocked on the door, allowing the victim, Halle Strunk, to escape.
Both parties had injuries as she fought back and bit him at least once in self-defense, however, police determined Shular to be the primary aggressor due to the disparity in physical sizes and severity of injuries between the parties. Shular is free on an $8,000 bond.
33-year-old hotel front desk clerk George Theoharide used a ruse to get a guest who was celebrating her 18th birthday alone in a room on the 3rd floor of the GLO Best Western Hotel in Nashville. While holding the door where she could not leave the room, he reportedly asked if she was really 18, and offered to give her the room for free if she just “laid down on the bed” and was “mature about it”. She was able to escape and called 911 from the lobby. Theoharide is charged with false imprisonment and is f
Police say school security video shows 18-year-old William Austin Richmond holding his girlfriend against her will, trapping her inside a vacant hallway of Hillsboro High School while attempting to get her to perform a sex act on him after she declined. He attempted to pull her into a stairwell behind a closed door as she struggled to escape. He is charged with two misdemeanors, domestic assault, and false imprisonment. He is free on a $2,000 bond.
29-year-old Aliaksandr Chahrynets is charged with false imprisonment and domestic assault after his girlfriend says he held her against her will and assault her. He said it was “just a prank” and said he “plead the fifth” when asked other questions.
20-year-old Isayah Batista is facing multiple charges after police say he asked a woman for sex and grew “irate” when she told him no. Court records allege he assaulted her and would not allow her to leave the apartment. The man’s roommate had to get involved so the woman could flee, at which time the man reportedly followed her, strangled her, and threw a marijuana grinder at her face out of anger.