22-year-old Phillip Pate was booked into the Metro Nashville Jail Saturday, where he was only charged with public intoxication. Police initially responded to Jason Aldean’s bar in downtown Nashville, where Pate says he was pushed by another patron, Richard Frederick Randall. Pate then punched him in the face, breaking his nose and sending him to the hospital for treatment. Police could not locate any witnesses or bouncers who were willing to come forward as a witness, and the victim was at the hospital, so Pate was charged with public intoxication, booked into jail, and released after eight hours with all charges dismissed.
Metro Nashville Police fired a taser on 29-year-old Andrew Gibson Sunday as he ran from them while they were attempting to place him under arrest. Gibson was inside Jason Aldean’s bar causing a disturbance when security staff asked him to leave and he refused. Gibson reportedly punched the staff member in the face, and ran out of the bar, only to return moments later to smash a concrete cinder block on the sidewalk out front. Police attempted to take him into custody, which ended in a short foot chase and taser deployment. Gibson is charged with assault and evading arrest, and is jailed in lieu of a $4,000 bond.