68-year-old Jonathan Tree was found unconscious behind the wheel of his running car at the main entrance to Green Hills Mall in the early hours of Sunday morning. Officers approached after he didn’t respond to loudspeaker commands and eventually woke Tree, who had trouble putting the vehicle in park. Once the loud music was turned down, Tree stated he was coming from a restaurant in Franklin and was on his way to a hotel. Tree stated he only had “one beer” several hours earlier in the evening. He added that he had not slept much since his flight landed in Nashville. He performed poorly on field sobriety tests and was taken into custody. A Glock 19 was located in the center console of the vehicle. During the transport to jail, Tree continuously yelled profanities, then repeatedly apologized and told officers he would sue them for this arrest.
State Health Inspectors visited the 5th & Taylor restaurant in Germantown Thursday evening for nearly two hours, during which time they embargoed 20 pounds of food. The restaurant scored a 59 on its first inspection in fourteen months. Violations include chicken only cooked to 117 F, employees handling ready-to-eat foods with their bare hands, no paper towels or soap at sinks, water dripping from the ceiling into a container of shredded cheese, quail being held at only half the proper temperature, and beef stored at 48 degrees.
#BREAKING: Metro Nashville Police formally issued Titans player Bud Dupree a citation charging him with assault of Walgreens employee Greg Butler. The charging document states “A group of subjects entered the store to shop. Some of the subjects got into a verbal argument with the victim. The subjects left, then re-entered the store with the defendant. The defendant then grabbed the victim and his phone. They then got into a physical altercation before the defendant left the location. Due to the victim being assaulted, the defendant is being charged with assault-fear of bodily injury.” Dupree will report for booking on the citation within three weeks.
34-year-old Lindsey Dixon was charged with DUI Friday morning after officers found her slumped over the wheel of a running vehicle on Music Circle East. Initially concerned she may be in need of medical attention, officers stopped to check on her, at which time she began telling officers the story of why she was parked in this location, which they noted she “was rambling and talking in circles, but did manage to tell officers she had been drinking the night before”. She eventually blew a 0.087 BAC, even after having been asleep behind the wheel of the running car for a few hours. Dixon was booked into the Metro Nashville Jail and is free on pre-trial release.
The man shot outside O’Reilly Auto Parts on Monroe Street this afternoon is identified as Antonio Parham, 26. He is being treated for a critical wound to his chest at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, after he approached the store with a shotgun.
East Nashville socialite Susan Siegel, age 68, was arrested on Wednesday for ‘Worthless Check- ($501 – $1,000) TCA 39-14-121*8’. On June 21st, Siegel visited Woo Skin Care & Cosmetics and paid for $686.09 worth of merchandise with check #117 drawn on a Morgan Stanley Smith Barney bank account. Her identity was verified via drivers license / photo ID. The check was returned as ‘account closed’, and a certified letter was mailed to Susan Siegel, requesting payment. Despite multiple phone calls and responses stating her account had been ‘hacked’, she failed…