68-year-old George Fitzgerald was at the Las Palmas restaurant in Hermitage with a group of individuals when he noticed Victoria Locke and Courtney Croft-Crawford, who were dining nearby. George told the women that after his group finished eating, he would return and buy them drinks. After his friend group returned, geriatric George returned inside the restaurant and sat across from the two women in a booth. He reportedly began to make crude comments, including how he would like to “see them together,” sexually. Courtney says he told her he wanted to “lick her chest,” while he began to rub Victoria’s leg under the table. He also reportedly groped one of the women, as well. They sought refuge at the hostess stand, and an employee accompanied them to their vehicle. The woman filed a report with the police, who were able to obtain video footage of the assault on the two women.
A state health inspector visited the Bonfire Mongolian Grill in Hermitage Tuesday afternoon and found a restaurant without any managerial control of the kitchen with multiple priority violations, putting the public at risk. The inspector’s final report, which gave the restaurant a score of 62, notes the hand sink was blocked with work utensils, raw chicken stored above other food, and a dish machine that had no chlorine to sanitize the dishes. The restaurant will use a manual three-compartment sink until this is remedied. Food, including Tofu, bean sprouts, and baby cord, was found at improper temperatures, resulting in ten pounds of embargoed product. Cans of “hot-shot” and “RAID” were located in the kitchen, and fly strips were hanging above the dish area. The ice machine reportedly had a “black mold-like build-up.”
32-year-old Caroline Fitzhugh called 911 on May 19 to report she had murdered her roommate. Further investigation revealed she did not murder anyone but rather called 911 with a false report of an emergency to “show her family a wake-up call.” She was taken into custody and transported to booking.
28-year-old Derek Nehring admitted to police that he grabbed his wife forcefully while she was holding their baby on May 15. Sarah Nehring says she was attempting to leave with the baby when her husband grabbed her so hard that responding officers documented bruising on the victim. Derek was transported to booking and charged with domestic assault with bodily injury.
25-year-old Joshua Harris was jailed on April 16th for punching his girlfriend in the head after a fight over the dishes in their home on Mona Drive. Police spoke with Tabitha Taylor, who said that she and her boyfriend, who is also the father of their children, got into an argument about the dishes. It escalated when Harris punched her in the head and put her in a chokehold for about 10 seconds. She was able to push him off and ran to the bathroom to get away from him. Harris followed Taylor to the bathroom, screaming at her, and pushed her into the bathtub. Taylor hit her head on the faucet and cut her finger, which police observed along with the bathroom in disarray. Harris had already fled the scene when police arrived.
42-year-old Theresa Paul was jailed Friday afternoon after trying to push officers out of her house who were there because of her alleged attack against her boyfriend. Officers responded to Chestnutwood Trail home in Hermitage for a domestic disturbance after Ms. Paul’s boyfriend, Charles Dick, called in about her attacking him in a drunken rage. When officers arrived, Mr. Dick shouted, “She won’t let you in,” from an upstairs window. Officers asked Mr. Dick to come downstairs and let them in. When he finally invited the officers in, Ms. Paul approached them aggressively and tried to push them back out of the house. She was immediately taken into custody.
Mr. Dick told police that he and Ms. Paul were at a concert last night, and she was extremely drunk and aggressive towards him. He slept on the couch, hoping to speak to her the next day while she was sober, but when he got home from work that day, she was already drunk. Ms. Paul immediately got upset and began to punch him when he tried speaking with her. She would stop for a moment and go back to punching him. Mr. Dick showed officers video footage of Ms. Paul punching, kicking, and slapping him. Mark Wellesley lives with Ms. Paul and Mr. Dick and witnessed part of the assault. He told officers that he saw Ms. Paul kick and grab at Mr. Dick’s shaft and family jewels during the assault.
Police say they found 20-year-old Jacquelin Deleon Juarez running from behind a Waffle House on Lebanon Pike in the early hours of Friday morning with no jacket and bare feet. As they approached to check on her welfare she ran toward the road. As they made contact with her a man jogged up from the same area and stated he had been looking for her since she jumped out of his car. He says they were out together, and she became extremely intoxicated. As he was attempting to get her home she jumped from his car and drunkenly ran throughout Hermitage. Deleon admitted she had been drinking, and it was apparent she could not care for herself, and the male was done attempting to care for her. She was then taken into custody and charged with public intoxication.
25-year-old D’Ante VanNuck is charged with drag racing after police say he rolled down the window of his 2019 black Dodge Charger at a Murfreesboro Pike intersection, interacted with the driver of a red Ford Mustang beside him, and the two raced down the roadway at a high rate of speed after sitting for a period of time after the light turned green. VanNuck was stopped on I-40 after officers caught up with the vehicle and charged with drag racing.
62-year-old Billy Hentz fled from a crash scene earlier this month in Hermitage. Angelique Spitaliere told police he fled after crashing into her vehicle and that he appeared to be intoxicated. He was observed in the nearby Publix parking lot, sitting in the front seat of his white Ford Taurus. Hentz told police he was on his way home from Double E’s Bar & Grill, where he consumed two beers and stopped in the Publix parking lot to attend to a flat tire. Officers noted extensive front-end damage to his vehicle, which had open alcohol containers and a firearm inside. Hentz performed poorly on field sobriety tests and was charged with DUI 2nd, among other charges.
Kelsey Shipp says 25-year-old Shelby Marie Anderson walked up to her, grabbed her hair, and punched her in the face while dragging her to the ground. Shipp says the assault continued for several more punches and resulted in a fractured collar bone, a lacerated lip, contusions to her head, and a broken fingernail.