Man charged in series of assaults on fiancée — Rangebar Merani arrested

Police say 36-year-old Rangebar Merani committed a multitude of crimes against his fiancée over the course of two days, including keeping her from leaving the home, slapping her face while telling her she wasn’t allowed to smile, taking a running charge at her, and strangling her. The following day he took her out to dinner at 5th & Taylor where he proceeded to throw his drink at her, assaulting her with the glass, and leaving her at the restaurant. The argument was about how he told the waiter he had a prior relationship with a business partner, stating “why not? she was hot”.

76-year-old says a child he was babysitting stole $200, so he wouldn’t let him leave — John Collins

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.

Man charged in assault of ex-girlfriend, she bites him in self-defense — Kyler Shular arrested

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.

Front Desk Clerk lures 18-year-old girl to hotel room, asks her to ‘be mature about it’ — George Theoharide

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

Man attempts to delete recording of his outburst from wife’s phone, as she’s attempting to reconcile — Jacob Stock

34-year-old Jacob Stock is charged with false imprisonment and theft after his separated wife showed up, in an attempt to “work things out”. He is alleged to have broken things inside the house, grabbed a knife with which he stabbed a box, then prevented her from leaving out the back door, and held her down in an attempt to delete the recording she was making of his outburst. He then fled the residence with her phone. He is free on a $2,000 bond.

Hillsboro High: Teen charged after trapping girlfriend in hallway, attempting sex act against her will

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.

Woman held in closet & assaulted. Boyfriend says it was “just a prank”, then pleads the 5th.

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.

Man accused of assaulting woman & refusing to let her leave after she denied him sex

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.

Father-to-be tells ex-girlfriend “I’m going to kill you and that baby”; per report

25-year-old William Petway was charged with false imprisonment and two counts of aggravated assault after he strangled his pregnant ex-girlfriend, slammed her into a wall, and placed his knee on her stomach.

Duo found with “dime” bag of cocaine after dodging THP in Wilson County

26-year-olds Robert Winston and Desmond Jones were charged with marijuana & cocaine. Winston was also charged with evasion, false imprisonment, order of protection violation, driving revoked, heroin, reckless driving, and paraphernalia after fleeing & speeding through a residential area before crashing through a fence.