21-year-old Jake Stevens was driving a green Scion into the Walmart Neighborhood Market on Gallatin Pike on April 13 when he parked near a Toyota Sequoia, which was being surveilled by Metro Nashville Police. A person from the Toyota got into Stevens’ vehicle and conducted what detectives believed to be a hand-to-hand drug transaction. Detectives approached the vehicle and found Stevens to have a scale in his lap with white powder on it. Inside the vehicle, a bag of 2.4 grams of Fentanyl was located between his seat and the center console, and Stevens alerted officers he had a firearm in his waistband. Another bag of 1.6 grams of methamphetamine was also located. Stevens admitted to being a “drug dealer” and stated he was also addicted to drugs.
59-year-old Gregory Altman was showing his fiancee, Suzanne Sawyers, how to use a handgun when he disclosed to her he had used the gun to kill two people in the past, while pointing it at her. Sawyers contacted the police, with the belief he was being honest and legitimately placed her in fear of her life if she told anyone.
Four teens were arrested Saturday night after participating in the dangerous trending Nationwide TikTok Orbeez/Splat Gun Challenge. In the challenge, participants shoot unsuspecting people with gel-type pellets from Orbeez guns, some of which look like handguns and even rifles. They then post the videos on TikTok to share for engagement. Saturday night, four teens, including Ian Brown and Nashaud White, and two 17-year-old juveniles, shot the gel pellets from a moving Kia sedan on Broadway at unsuspecting people walking on Broadway. Once police stopped the vehicle, they also found an actual loaded (and stolen) handgun.
19-year-old Amber Coe is charged with felony aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and vandalism after reportedly slashing the tires of Ayonna Brown and then approaching her front door with a handgun. She then shot through the front door as the victim hid in a nearby closet after she observed her through the peephole. The bullet traveled through the front door and through two interior walls of the apartment.
18-year-old Jayla Shepard faced multiple charges after police say she was the front-seat passenger in a vehicle driven by her 17-year-old boyfriend that was stopped at the I-24/I-40 interchange. Officers immediately noticed a “large amount” of marijuana in the center console area along with some joints. A search of the car revealed a backpack behind Shepard’s seat containing another just over a half-pound of marijuana, baggies, scales, and a Glock 17 with no serial number. The juvenile boyfriend denied possession of any of the items, and Shepard claimed the marijuana was hers “but we both smoke it”, and states the juvenile bought the gun for her, but she was afraid of it. She is free on pre-trial release, charged with two felonies and three misdemeanors.
36-year-old Jaquilla Fitts says she left her gun in a planter outside the gates of Nissan Stadium while she went inside to work during the Titan’s game on January 2nd. Police were alerted to the presence of the gun, and after a short investigation traced it to the employee. When questioned, Fitts explained she had taken a shuttle to work and still had the gun on her, so she had nowhere else to store it, as she could not get through security with the firearm.
A records check showed the gun as reported stolen. She was booked into the Metro Nashville Jail, charged with theft of a firearm, and being a felon in possession of a firearm. A commissioner set a $10,000 bond, however, she was free on pre-trial release.
26-year-old Keenan Jabril Carr faces multiple felony charges after police say he got into an argument with Nichole Williams, which began with him pushing her onto the ground and getting on top of her. Her grandmother observed this initial assault and brandished a hammer in order to attempt to stop him from further assaulting the victim.
In response to the hammer, Carr reportedly brandished a handgun then pointed it at multiple victims, including a juvenile, and threatened to shoot them if they didn’t back away. Carr was booked into the Metro Nashville Jail, charged with three felony counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, and one count domestic assault. He is jailed in lieu of a $76,000 bond.
Melvin Harris says he woke up Thursday morning just before 8 a.m. to his ex-girlfriend and mother of his child, 28-year-old DoMonique Lorraine Union, kicking in his bedroom door and pointing a gun at him while making threats about keeping him from seeing their son. She then shattered a television in the room while yelling and screaming, before fleeing the scene in a 2015 Chevy Camaro. Police say she gained access to the home using a spare key she retained. She was booked into the Metro Nashville Jail later that same day, charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. She is free on a $1,000 bond.
While Autrice Fleming was having an argument with her daughter, her upstairs neighbor, 26-year-old Arian Black, was also having an argument with someone in her own apartment. At some point, each of the two parties believed the other person was talking to them, and they actually began to exchange words. Autrice made the comment that she would slap anybody, at which time Arian exited her apartment with a handgun, and said “WHO!”. She is alleged to have rand the slide of the gun, however, she denies that part of the altercation. Autrice wanted to prosecute for assault, and Arian was booked into custody on Monday, charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. She is free on a $3,500 bond.
28-year-old Alexia Dunn is charged with the aggravated kidnapping and strangulation of her wife, Quenticia, after accusing her of having a new lover while the couple is preparing to finalize their divorce. Court records indicated she pulled a handgun on her wife and stated “we gonna die tonight, till death do us part!”, grabbed her by the neck and pressed her against a wall until she went limp, smashed her phone so she was unable to call for help, and when she was able to escape to ask a neighbor for help, Alexia physically picked her up and forced her back inside the residence. Alexia Dunn is free on a $35,000 bond.