Patrons near Jason Aldean’s Bar flagged down officers working the Entertainment District late Saturday night to alert them that a very drunken 27-year-old Michael Farmer was staggering around and pulling on random door handles. Officers made contact with Farmer, who was typing random letters into his phone while staggering. He was described as incoherent, with slurred speech and repeated words and phrases. As he was being taken into custody, he was unable to sit upright in the back of a patrol car. He claimed to have only consumed 2-3 alcoholic drinks.
Just before 1 a.m. Sunday, Metro Nashville Police Officers working the Entertainment District Initiative responded to a fight that was ongoing at Jason Aldean’s Bar. Officers arrived to find 29-year-old Musician Dorian Lackey in an argument with another male, and the group of four women he was around began to intervene in an attempt to break up the fight. Police say Dorain Lackey punched three of the woman directly in the face, causing injuries to all three women. The fourth woman was knocked to the ground. A later follow-up at the hospital revealed one of the women suffered a dislocated shoulder from his assault on her. Vanesse Costa, Madeline Kaye, Jamie Cleasby, and Courtney Lewis were all victims of the assault. Dorian Lackey’s second single ‘Alone Tonight’ premiers on September 16th.
Metro Nashville Police responded to an active burglary alarm at a home on 7th Ave North in downtown Nashville just before 3 a.m. Wednesday. The homeowner reported the man, identified as 36-year-old Matthew Edward O’Connell, was attempting to get into his home. O’Connell, who is a bartender at Jason Aldean’s bar downtown, was extremely intoxicated but explained he believed this was the house he was supposed to be at to visit a woman he had been seeing. Officers had Nashville Fire medics respond to the scene, but Matt O’Connell refused any assistance or transport. Unable to care for himself, he was transported to booking and charged with public intoxication.
28-year-old Cody Allen Stout, who visited Nashville from Ohio this weekend, was determined to find more than alcohol when he visited Jason Aldean’s Kitchen + Rooftop Bar early Saturday evening around dinner time. Security at the location says he annoyed both staff and other patrons while attempting to purchase drugs, asking everyone if they had any drugs available to sell him. He refused to leave when asked, and Metro Nashville Police took him into custody for criminal trespass.
Bouncers say 25-year-old Ryan Whalen started a fight at Jason Aldean’s Bar on Broadway in downtown Nashville on Saturday night which resulted in a man’s ankle being broken. His brother, Brendan Whalen, was also involved in that fight. The two were removed from the bar and told not to return. Security Manager Joshua Lynch says a few hours later the brothers, who were visiting from New York, returned to the bar and Ryan once again started another fight. They were both detained by security and charged with criminal trespass.
22-year-old Brendan Whalen and his brother, Ryan Whalen, were both jailed on criminal trespass charges this weekend at Jason Aldean’s Bar on Broadway in downtown Nashville after they were involved in a fight that left a man with a broken ankle and were kicked out of the bar. Despite warning to not return to the venue, just hours later they were back inside and quickly noticed by security manager Joshua Lynch as they caused yet another disturbance. The two New Yorkers were detained until police arrived, and charged with criminal trespass.
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.
21-year-old Blake Aaron Layman says he had “5 or 6 beers” at Jason Aldean’s bar before he passed out on the ground in a parking space. When officers found him late Friday night and woke him up, he staggered to another parking spot where he threw up before being arrested for public intoxication.
28-year-old Clinton Waschow, Operations Manager for Jason Aldean’s Bar in downtown Nashville, told police he had “two drinks” at Aldean’s before they found him drunkenly driving past officers who were blocking a bridge for roadwork. Officers noted: “his pants were unzipped at the time of this arrest”.
22-year-old Cassandra Dudzinski is charged with #DomesticAssault after police responded to TriStar Centennial Medical Center where they found her boyfriend, Aaron Shah, with a “softball-sized bruise” under his right knee, and Cassandra with a broken heel on her shoe. Aaron says she kicked him after another woman sat in his lap at Jason Aldean’s bar.