Nashville police raided the home of Ryan Taugher on October 5 after detectives were notified of multiple full extradition warrants out of Salt Lake City, Utah. Taugher initially refused to come outside, and more than a dozen specialized team members approached the door, eventually entering and throwing what appeared to be a flash-bang as a distraction to take him into custody. Taugher faced recent charges in Nashville, which we covered in July after he was charged with the felony aggravated assault of his influencer girlfriend, McKinli Hatch. He pleaded those charges down from a felony to a misdemeanor last month and received a probated sentence.
Police say on September 28th, Taugher flew from Nashville to Salt Lake City after texting Mckinli asking where she was and repeatedly being told to leave her alone. Eventually, Mckinli stopped responding, and Taugher reportedly dressed in all black and set out to find her. While Mckinli was upstairs, she heard banging on her front door and began receiving calls from Taugher. Mckinli went to the basement to hide and saw Taugher climb through a basement window. She safely escaped through a window as soon as she had the chance. Once inside Mckini’s home, Taugher grabbed a steak knife and searched the house for her. He left when he couldn’t find her and was found near her house with the steak knife.
The Utah warrants note that Taugher’s actions put the community and Mckinli at great risk. A lethality assessment was conducted with Mckinli, to which she scored high risk, reporting that this is not the first time he has used weapons against her; he has also strangled her, and she believes he will try to kill her. It was additionally noted that Traugher is violently jealous of Mckinli, controls her daily activities, follows her, and leaves threatening messages for her. Mckinli stated that she is terrified that he may commit murder or suicide. Taugher was booked into Salt Lake County jail on September 28th and released on September 29th, prior to the state having the opportunity to review the submitted case, and he then returned to Nashville. His Utah warrants include felony burglary, stalking, illegal possession of a firearm, and theft.
Metro Nashville Police responded to General Hospital on February 15 after 26-year-old Ashland Storr confessed to a murder. When police arrived, he explained he had committed a murder a week ago in an unknown location. A records check revealed an outstanding homicide warrant out of Florida. His confession was recorded on camera, and he was taken into custody, awaiting extradition to Florida.
#VIDEO: Nashville Bounty Hunter Michael Bolden often posts videos to his 40,000 TikTok followers, showing wanted fugitives he has captured for bail bond companies. Late Thursday night, it was the sister of a fugitive who was behind the camera as Bolden watched his fugitive escape his custody in a wild ride on Dickerson Pike, part of which included Bolden backing into the sister’s car when she blocked him in, Bolden firing his gun at the sister’s car, and eventually driving down Dickerson Pike with his fugitive hanging onto the outside of his vehicle while she is still cuffed to the dashboard inside. The fugitive, Antoinette Hall, eventually slipped her handcuffs after he pulled over, and she escaped from his custody.
Metro Nashville Police working the Entertainment District Initiative Sunday encountered 31-year-old Keanah Fitzpatrick, who was causing a scene at 3rd & Broadway in downtown Nashville. As they were taking her into custody on a simply public intoxication charge which would have been dismissed eight hours later, mobile booking received a notification she had an open warrant out of Florida for which they wanted to extradite her. Fitzpatrick was transported to jail, where she awaits extradition.
30-year-old Michael Adam Hedges was jailed in Nashville this week on an outstanding 17-count Grand Jury Indictment from 2016 charging him with theft and multiple counts of forgery and identity theft related to thousands of dollars in fraudulent check payments from the company accounts of businesses such as Liberation Yoga, Raquel Bueno Yoga, and Raquel Bueno-Miles to himself and others. He is free on a $25,000 bond.
27-year-old Lucaya Williams was charged with possession of heroin and drug paraphernalia after a Wilson County deputy recognized her as having an active warrant and pulled her over.
28-year-old Joshua Cloy was charged as a fugitive from justice when police received a report from MTS security in regards to an unauthorized weapon that led to him being found with marijuana, cocaine, and counterfeit cocaine individually wrapped for resale. He was wanted in Indiana on a weapons law charge.
Earlier this week, Cheatham County Sheriff Mike Breedlove published posts on social media about 21-year-old Dylan ‘Boogie’ Wilson, who he says is a ‘known heroin user and suspected dealer’, advising citizens and other agencies to be on the lookout for him, as he has outstanding felony warrants for his arrest. Late Wednesday, Dylan Wilson was taken into custody, but not before Misty Lepley tried to hide him underneath a bathroom sink.
Metro Police say that 37-year-old Terra S Smith was an accessory after the fact to Johnny Appleton’s crimes. The pair shared a home where 57 pounds of marijuana was seized on Thursday.