49-year-old tourist Anthony ‘Joel’ McClure was inside Kid Rock’s bar on Broadway in downtown Nashville Saturday when he became extremely intoxicated and was unable to stand on his own, and fell onto the floor multiple times. During one of his falls, a Glock 17 fell from his waistband holster and onto the floor, which was observed by a security guard who secured the weapon and detained McClure. Officers arrived and took McClure into custody and the weapon, which was loaded with one in the chamber, into evidence.
Police say 32-year-old Jeremy Teter crashed into a parked car on 5th Ave North in the early hours of Friday morning. First responders reported he reeked of alcohol and seemed confused with slurred speech. He refused all field sobriety testing and chemical/breath testing. Inside his vehicle was a loaded pistol wedged between the driver’s seat and the center console.
21-year-old Ebenezer Bedasso was jailed on April 14th after falling asleep while intoxicated in a Subway bathroom on Bell Road. Nashville Fire first responders told police that they found Bedasso asleep in the bathroom with a Springfield 9mm handgun beside him after they were called to the scene. They kicked the gun away and stored it safely until the police arrived. Bedasso wasn’t making any sense and thought he was still downtown on Broadway, but he was asleep in the bathroom for almost 4 hours. When police spoke with Bedasso, he appeared highly intoxicated and smelled of alcohol. He told the police, “I had a few beers.” He also told police he did not understand, stating, “I’m too drunk.” At booking, he told officers that he found the gun that was at the scene and “You don’t know it yet, but you fu*/ed up.” Bedasso also let the police know that he wished he was awake when they arrived so he could engage in a gunfight and go out like “Tony Montana.”
30-year-old Ryan Perkins was found slumped over the wheel of his silver Ford truck in the arrivals level of the Nashville International Airport late Friday night. It took several minutes of knocking on the window to awaken Perkins, who then rolled down his window to speak with officers. He reeked of alcohol and had an open case of Truly Hard Seltzer in the passenger seat, with six open and empty cans, and two empty small bottles of Fireball Whiskey. A Ruger .380 handgun was also found in the truck. Perkins would later blow a 0.277% BAC on a breathalyzer.
21-year-old Giovanni Bolstad told police he had “one or two beers” at a bar before being involved in a crash on I-40 West in the early hours of Saturday morning. He reeked of alcohol and performed poorly on field sobriety tests. As he was being taken into custody for DUI, a search of his person revealed a loaded Ruger LCP .380 in his pocket. He later blew a 0.150% BAC on a breathalyzer.
44-year-old Aaliyah Cooke crashed her vehicle on I-65 on January 7 but stated she was not injured when officers arrived at the scene. As she spoke with first responders, they reported smelling alcohol coming from her breath. She admitted she had just come from a bar and was on her way home when she crashed. She performed poorly on field sobriety tests and had a handgun on her at the time of her arrest.
19-year-old Gary Henson was involved in a single-vehicle rollover on the interstate late Friday night. First responders report smelling alcohol on Henson as they interacted with him and noted his slurred speech and bloodshot eyes. Henson was “belligerent and extremely uncooperative” with police. He admitted to smoking marijuana and drinking “one beer” just before the accident. Inside the vehicle, officers found a half-consumed bottle of Crown Royal and a baggie of marijuana. Field sobriety tests could not be completed due to his hostility. Henson was transported to booking and charged with the marijuana, possession of a firearm that was found in the vehicle, and driving under the influence.
56-year-old James Chester Peet of New York was found passed out in downtown Nashville in an alley near 4th & Broadway in the early hours of Sunday morning. Once he was awoken, officers detected a strong smell of alcohol coming from Peet, and he was obviously too intoxicated to care for himself. As an ambulance was called to assist him, Peet disclosed he had a handgun on his hip. After he declined further medical treatment, he was transported to booking and charged with public intoxication and possession of a handgun while intoxicated.
46-year-old tourist Richard Long, from Tempe, AZ, was asked to leave his hotel, the Gaylord Opryland Resort, after threatening staff and causing a disturbance. Metro Nashville Police arrived and observed that Long was extremely intoxicated, and security reported they had told the guest he would have to leave the property due to him making direct threats to staff, which Long said he wouldn’t do since he was a paying guest. Officers explained the trespassing law to him, yet he continued to cause a disturbance at the resort hotel. He was eventually taken into custody and charged with criminal trespass, public intoxication, disorderly conduct, and possession of a handgun while under the influence, as a Glock was located on his right hip and located during a search incident to arrest.
Police found 56-year-old Troy White asleep in his vehicle at McDonald’s drive-thru at 1:30 a.m. Sunday. He initially seemed unconscious but slowly acknowledged people were around, but could not follow simple commands. Police say he reeked of alcohol, and he stated he had been drinking at a nearby bar where he had “four bottles of beer.” He performed poorly on field sobriety tests, and during a search of his vehicle incident to arrest, two loaded handguns were found around his seat, once under it, and the other next to the center console.