Metro Police responded to the Millenium Maxwell House Hotel Sunday afternoon when it was reported that two individuals were passed out in a vehicle in the parking lot. Behind the wheel of the Volkswagen was 19-year-old Ian Rant, who says he came down to Nashville from Purdue University for the weekend. He had checked out of the hotel but stated he was sleeping in the car because he was too impaired to drive. Rant stated he drank ten shots of vodka and ate some marijuana edibles around 10 p.m. the night before. Police found a marijuana pen on his person, a bottle of vodka in a backpack, along with packages of marijuana edibles. He is charged with DUI and is free on pre-trial release. Metro Nashville Police confirmed Monday that neither Rant, 19, nor anyone else, was cited or charged for any of the other items, edibles, marijuana, open vodka, or other paraphernalia in the vehicle.
25-year-old Brantley Niven was booked into the Metro Nashville Jail after causing a disturbance at the Hilton Hotel in downtown Nashville. Police say he was inside the 4th Ave. S. hotel lobby insisting he had a room. Management assured him he had no room there and was at the wrong hotel. He began loudly cursing and causing a disturbance, and a disruption to the business. Officer offered to transport him to the correct hotel, he stated “F–k you” and asked twice to be taken to jail. Left with no other options, and no one to care for him, they obliged.
Tourist Christopher Michael Smith called Metro Nashville Police early Monday morning to report his 55-year-old wife, Tina Michelle Smith, was slapping him. When police arrived, the couple, who were in town from Castle Pines, Colorado, had already got an additional room at the JW Marriott in downtown Nashville where they were staying and separated themselves. Court records show that when Christopher was talking to their son on the phone he revealed the couple had been out drinking earlier in the evening, which upset Tina, causing her to wrestle the phone away from her husband while he attempted to record her.
She eventually got on top of him on the hotel bed and began slapping him in the face, prompting the 911 call. A hotel air vent was also broken during the assault. Police documented nail marks on the victim’s face, and blood on his pillow. Tina Smith was transported to the Metro Nashville Jail and charged with domestic assault with bodily injury. After the state-mandated 12-hour hold for domestic violence cases, she was released on a $5,000 cash bond.
33-year-old hotel front desk clerk George Theoharide used a ruse to get a guest who was celebrating her 18th birthday alone in a room on the 3rd floor of the GLO Best Western Hotel in Nashville. While holding the door where she could not leave the room, he reportedly asked if she was really 18, and offered to give her the room for free if she just “laid down on the bed” and was “mature about it”. She was able to escape and called 911 from the lobby. Theoharide is charged with false imprisonment and is f
36-year-old Michelle Abeyta was charged with domestic assault after she reportedly “lost her mind” and ripped a man’s dreadlock out of his head. A groundskeeper had to keep them separated until officers arrived.
20-year-old Samuel Serrano was charged with domestic assault when police found him and another male covered in red marks and bruises inside a hotel room. Serrano told police that was “just horseplay.”
24-year-old Trevalle Cobbs is charged with theft of services after police say he racked up over $4,000 in fraudulent room service charges at local hotels.
25-year-old Robert Gill has been indicted by the Davidson County Grand Jury on two counts of rape of an 18-year-old man, by means of fraud.
Nicholas Lee Handy, 36, is jailed in lieu of a $37,500 bond after police found him with some extra packages under his ‘package’. Multiple items were retrieved from beneath Handy’s scrotum, including crystal methamphetamine, heroin, a digital scale, and multiple empty baggies.
24-year-old Matthew Blake Rischbeck is jailed on a $102,500 bond covering 11 charges, after police found him in the parking lot of a Goodlettsville hotel with an array of guns, drugs, and counterfeit cash at 1:00 a.m. Monday morning.