21-year-old Fort Campbell soldier Bradley Cheek is now charged with the rape of a Nashville woman who he was seeing while his wife is pregnant. We covered Cheek in April when he strangled his ex-girlfriend and now rape victim, telling her, “I’m 170lbs of pure muscle, and if I wanted to, I could destroy you.” Prior to that, we covered him in July 2022 when he assaulted his wife. The new rape charges stem from an April encounter in Nashville. Warning: graphic details in story.
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AWOL Soldier Maccdousha Faulaau charged in assault of his girlfriend
20-year-old Maccdousha Faulaau, a Fort Campbell Soldier, was jailed this week on an outstanding warrant from March when he assaulted his girlfriend, Mokadesha Williams, in their apartment on Centennial Boulevard. Police spoke with Ms. Williams, who also stated that Mr. Fualaau has a military warrant as he is stationed at Fort Campbell and has been AWOL since November.
Earlier in the day on March 28th, she and Faulaau got into an argument in their bedroom. At some point during the argument, he grabbed her forearms and slung her around the kitchen. Ms. Williams then punched him in the head with her right hand. Faulaau grabbed her and threw her on the couch in the living room and then onto the floor in the bedroom. When the fight stopped, she told him she was going to call the police, so he grabbed her cell phone out of her hands. She tried to leave, but there was only one door in the apartment, and she couldn’t get by him to go. She tried to yell for help out of the window, but Faulaau grabbed her and pulled her back from the window.
He kept her trapped in the apartment for over two hours without a phone. Ms. Williams then asked to use her phone to call her mom, and he agreed, but while Ms. Williams was speaking with her mother on speaker phone, her mother told her to call the police. That’s when Faulaau grabbed a knife from the kitchen and fled on foot. Ms. Williams had several bruises and scratches on her right forearm. Her shirt was torn, and she had abrasions on her left breast.
Soldier Wyatt Gibson was no match for Nashville’s alcohol — public intoxication
24-year-old soldier Wyatt “Gingy” Gibson was observed walking (mostly stumbling) in the street barefoot along 10th & Broadway in the early hours of Friday morning, appearing to be very intoxicated. As officers made contact to check on his welfare, Gibson laid down the road. He was unable to tell officers who he was, how he got there, and was unable to locate his phone or provide any contact information for anyone who could retrieve him. He refused medical transport and was taken to booking, where he was charged with public intoxication.
DUI: Soldier Dustin Lehrke had five drinks and a muscle relaxer before driving
26-year-old Fort Campbell soldier Dustin Lehrke told police he had taken a muscle relaxer and drank five alcoholic beverages within the timespan of one hour as he traveled through a St. Patrick’s Day roadblock near Lewis County Store late Friday night. As he spoke with officer Groeneweg, he was “robotic” in his responses and showed multiple signs of intoxication. He performed poorly on two of the field sobriety tests and was taken into custody. A blood draw was completed at a nearby hospital.
Soldier David Wingard couldn’t handle his alcohol in downtown Nashville
24-year-old U.S. Army Soldier David Wingard was kicked out of Legends Corner in downtown Nashville early Sunday morning and refused to leave the venue. Officers assisted him outside, but a short time later, he returned and was sleeping on the back patio. Officers approached him a second time and determined him to be highly intoxicated. He was taken into custody and charged with public intoxication.
Soldier Tyler Rakar pleads and cries to not be arrested for his drunken antics in downtown Nashville
26-year-old soldier Tyler Rakar was kicked out of Whiskey Row late Friday night in downtown Nashville. After being removed, an officer met him outside and attempted to get him a ride home due to his extreme level of intoxication. As he pretended to call for a ride on his cell phone, he moved away from officers and attempted to re-enter Whisky Row by forcing his way through the exit doors. Rakar began to plead and cry not to be arrested and was staggering when attempting to stand. He was taken into custody and charged with public intoxication.
Timothy Givens charged with DUI after South Nashville crash
19-year-old Timothy Givens crashed his Chevy Cruze near I-24E & Harding Place early Sunday morning. When officers arrived, they noticed he was swaying as they spoke to him, and he reportedly reeked of alcohol. He blew a 0.135% BAC on a breathalyzer and was charged with DUI.
DUI: Soldier Joshua Dagrin casually walks away from crashed car after injuring woman
26-year-old Fort Campbell soldier Joshua Dagrin, who was recently named the ‘Iron Warrior of the Week’ of the Rakkasans, crashed his vehicle into another vehicle at 17th and Broadway in the early hours of Saturday morning and casually walked away from the scene. The injured driver of the other vehicle stated she watched Dagrin walk away from the accident, and Dagrin’s passenger, Danielle Caron, confirmed that Dagrin was the driver. He was located up the street and admitted he drank “a couple of beers” before driving. He performed poorly on field sobriety tests and was transported to booking.
Christopher Helmke charged after placing victim in “MMA chokehold” during argument
27-year-old Christopher Helmke was booked into the Metro Nashville Jail in the early hours of Sunday morning after Carrie Albohn says he strangled her during a domestic disturbance. A witness to the incident, Thomas Albohn, confirmed the couple was in a “heated argument” that became physical when Helmke placed his arm around her neck in what he described as a “MMA choke hold.” The victim’s airway was restricted, at which point the witness stepped in to intervene.
Soldier Connor Liebergen booted from Play Dance Bar, fights to get back inside
22-year-old Fort Campbell Soldier Connor James Liebergen was kicked out of Play Dance Bar on Church Street in Nashville in the early hours of Sunday morning. Security advised that after they escorted him outside of Nashville’s largest gay dance bar, Liebergen attempted to run back inside and began swinging at members of the security staff. He was detained in cuffs until Metro Nashville Police arrived and transported him to booking.